Language name: SAVOSAVO
UPSID number: 8645
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Papuan, East Papuan
This language has 22 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.425821407 (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 ndj Ng B gF s z m n nj N r[ l i "e a "o u
Comment: Savosavo is spoken on Savo Island just north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Todd's description (1975: 808) contains only a phoneme list but is based on quite substantial fieldwork. Stress is reported to be contrastive.
Source(s): Todd, E.M. 1975. The Solomon language family. In S.A. Wurm (ed.), Papuan Languages and the New Guinea Linguistic Scene. New Guinea Area Languages and Language Study, Vol. 1. Pacific Linguistics, Series C, No. 38. Australian National University, Canberra.

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