Language name: IRARUTU
UPSID number: 2440
Alternate name(s): IRUTU
Classification: Austro-Tai, East Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 19 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.387909908 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: tD k mb ndD Ng P jF sD m nD "r[ w i e E a O o u
Comment: Fruata dialect. Irarutu is spoken in the center of the Bomberai peninsula, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Voorhoeve (1989) reports that "stress is phonemic" but "usually is on the last vowel" of a word. A /p/ occurs only in a few clearly recognizable Indonesian loans, hence is not included in the inventory. A predictable schwa vowel occurs after utterance-final consonants and between adjoining consonants not separated by a lexical vowel. Prenasalized stops or the bilabial fricative before /r/ do not require insertion of schwa.
Source(s): Voorhoeve, C.L. 1989. Notes on Irarutu (an Austronesian language spoken in the centre of the Bomberai Peninsula, Southwest Irian Jaya). IRIAN, vol. XVII: 107-119.

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