Language name: AMELE
UPSID number: 8635
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Papuan, Trans-New Guinea
This language has 20 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.493126386 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: t k ? b d g gb f h jF s m n l w i E aa O u
Comment: Amele is spoken between the Gum and Gogol rivers, just south of Madang, Papua New Guinea. All V + V sequences occur but some under limited conditions; the six sequences beginning with a nonhigh vowel and ending with a high vowel are monosyllabic, the others bisyllabic. Stress on monomorphemic words falls on the first closed syllable (usually the final one) or, failing that, on the first syllable. In inflected verbs and possessed nouns stress placement is grammatically or lexically determined.
Source(s): Roberts, J.R. 1987. Amele. Croom Helm, London.

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