Language name: WARIS
UPSID number: 8637
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Papuan, Trans-New Guinea
This language has 22 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.401531949 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p "t k mb "nd Ng x B "s "rr "l j w i e E aa a a_) "o u "@
Comment: Waris is spoken in Amanab District, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, and adjoining areas of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Brown (1988) provides only a list of phoneme symbols with few definitions. /a/ is described as low front but seems more likely to be central as there are two other vowels in the lower front region.
Source(s): Brown, R. 1988. Waris Case System and Verb Classification. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia 19: 37-80.

Report a bug