VOWEL SPLIT FROM PROTO-AUSTRONESIAN INTO ACEHNESE

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Abstract


Bahasa Aceh (BA) is one of the Austronesian languages spoken by the people in the province of Aceh. BA is regarded inherit some characteristics of proto-Austronesian. It can be proved by linguistic evidences of Austronesian languages found in BA. These evidences are inherited in BA in limear and also in innovation. One of the innovation inheritances is vowel split. It has been found that PAN */i/ splitted to /i/, /e/, /ɛ/ and /o/. PAN */u/ split to /u/, /ɛ/, /o/, /ɯ/. PAN */a/ experienced split to /a/, /ɯ/ ɔ/, /ʌ/.PAN * /ə/ experienced split to to /ə/, /a/, /ɯ/, /o/ and /i/.

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