Lio
Li'o
Native toIndonesia
RegionCentral Flores
Native speakers
220,000 (2009 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ljl
Glottologlioo1240

Lio (also spelled Li'o) is an Austronesian language spoken in the central part of Flores, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands in the eastern half of Indonesia. It belongs to the Central Flores subgroup.[2]

Phonology

Consonants[2]
Labial/
labiodental
Dental/
alveolar
Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɡ
prenasalized ᵐb ⁿd ᵑɡ
implosive ɓ ɗ
Affricate d͡ʒ
Fricative voiceless f s (h)
voiced ɣ
Nasal m n ŋ
Trill r
Lateral l
Approximant ʋ ɰ

Following general Indonesian spelling conventions, /d͡ʒ/, /ŋ/, /ʔ/ are written j, ng and '. The prenasalized stops are written as mb, nd, ngg, the ejectives as bh and dh. /ɹ/ is represented by rh. The approximants /ʋ/ and /ɰ/ are written w and gh.

References

  1. ^ Lio at Ethnologue (22nd ed., 2019)
  2. ^ a b Elias, Alexander (2019). Lio and the Central Flores languages (M.A. thesis). Leiden University. hdl:1887/69452.

Further reading