Kumbewaha is a minor language of Buton Island in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. In this paper I bring to light some information about its sociolinguistic context, sound system, word stock, person markers, and diectics. At 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, Kumbewaha
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Previous research; 3. Sound system and transcription; 3.1 Voiced bilabial stop /b/; 3.2 Voiced dental and alveolar stops /d̪/ and /d/; 3.3 Voiced alveopalatal affricate /ʤ/; 3.4 Alveolar trill /r/; 3.5 Glottal stop and long vowels; 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; 7. Aspectual clitics; References.
Version 1 [17 August 2017] Drafted August 2015, revised for publication August 2017.
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