Geba
Native toBurma
Native speakers
40,000 (2010)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3kvq
Glottologgeba1237

Geba, also known as Eastern Bwe, is a Karen language of Burma.

Distribution

Dialects

Phonology

The consonant inventory of Geba is presented below. The consonants in parentheses occur rarely and confirming whether they are phonemes would require further research.[2]

Labial Dental Alveolar Palatal Post-alveolar Velar Glottal
Plosives Voiceless aspirated tʃʰ
Voiceless unaspirated p t (tʃ) k ʔ
Voiced b d ɡ
Implosives ɓ ɗ
Fricatives Voiceless aspirated
Voiceless unaspirated θ s ʃ (x) h
Voiced (ɣ) (ɦ)
Nasals Voiceless
Voiced m n (ŋ)
Approximants Voiceless
Voiced w l j
Trills r

References

  1. ^ Geba at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Shee, Naw Hsar (2008). A Descriptive Grammar of Geba Karen. Payap University. p. 43.