Lasalimu is an endangered yet almost completely undocumented language of Buton Island in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Having recently spent time working with three Lasalimu speakers, in this paper I bring to light a small amount of information concerning its sound system, word stock, person markers, and deictics. The heart of this paper is an annotated word list comprising more than eight hundred items.
Sulang Language Data and Working Papers: Word Lists
Sulawesi Language Alliance
English, Indonesian, Lasalimu
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Previous research and classification; 3. Sound system and transcription; 3.1 Consonant distribution; 3.2 Vowels and stress; 4. Word list; 5. Person markers; 5.1 Subject markers; 5.2 Object markers; 5.3 Indirect object markers; 5.4 Possessive markers; 6. Deictics; References.
Version 1 [17 August 2017] Drafted August 2015, revised for publication August 2017.
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