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By Elizabeth Pearce

ISBN-10: 1614517657

ISBN-13: 9781614517658

This booklet describes the Unua language of Malakula, Vanuatu. The island of Malakula is understood to have, or to have had, a complete of approximately forty distinctive languages of which fewer than part were defined. The seven-hundred or so audio system of Unua also are fluent audio system of Bislama and the domain names of use for Unua have gotten extra constrained. Unua is therefore endangered and the documentation of the language in its current shape is particularly well timed.

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Vowels Young speakers of Unua have five contrasting vowel sounds and some older speakers produce a further three vowels. All eight vowels are shown in Table 2-2 where the additional vowels produced by the older speakers are given in parentheses. 2). 2. Orthographic symbols The system of orthographic symbols which is given in Table 2-3 is based on a draft proposal written originally in 2004 and then developed in consultation with the Unua community (subsequently revised as Pearce 2005). Table 2-3: Unua spelling system The inclusion of the older speaker variants in the spelling system for consonants is an acknowledgment of the fact that the relevant distinctions are produced (variously) in spelling forms written by older speakers who control the traditional spelling system.

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