VOWEL CORRESPONDENCE IN LANGUAGES OF NIMBORAN, KEMTUK-GRESI, AND KWANSU IN GRIME VALLEY JAYA PURA PAPUA

Christ Fautngil

Abstract


The languages in Grime Valley Jayapura Regency (are grouped) are included in Papuan language family. Having held lexical mapping, there are three languages, namely Nimboran, Kemtuk-Gresi, and Kwansu languages. There are also two dialects, namely Kemtuk and Gresi, and several different speeches, until there is no different with minor differences. The most interesting thing is the variety of sounds, including correspondence of sounds so that it needed to identify the corresponded vowel phonemes and whether those variations support lexical vocabulary distance calculation. By using method of correspondence, it turns that the corresponding vowel phonemes consisting /a/,/e/,/o/,/i/. The second result is turned out that correspondence supporting lexically vocabulary distance calculation.

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