This paper presents an 844-item word list of the Wasambua dialect of the Cia-Cia language of southern Buton Island, southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Besides placing Wasambua in its sociolinguistic environment, this paper includes notes on the sound system, person markers, deictics, and aspectual clitics. It concludes with a brief, 14-sentence personal narrative.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Word Lists
Sulawesi Language Alliance
English, Indonesian, Cia-Cia
Table of Contents:
1. Background and language environment; 2. Timeline of research; 3. Relationship to Cia-Cia; 4. Sound system; 5. Word list; 6. Person markers; 6.1 Subject; 6.2 Object; 6.3 Indirect object; 6.4 Possessive; 7. Deictics; 8. Aspectual clitics; 9. Sample text; 9.1 Annotations; 9.2 Notes about the speaker and text collection; 10. Abbreviations; References.
Version 1 [16 August 2017] Initial draft September 2016; revised for publication June, July, and August 2017.
© 2017 by David Mead. Wasambua text © 2016 by Hafaruddin, used with permission.
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