Patpatar
Gelik
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionNew Ireland Province
Native speakers
7,000 (1998)[1]
Dialects
  • Pala
  • Sokirik
Language codes
ISO 639-3gfk
Glottologpatp1243

Patpatar, or Gelik, is an Austronesian language spoken in New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea.

Phonology

Phonology of the Patpatar language:[2]

Consonant sounds
Labial Alveolar Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ŋ
Plosive p b t d k g
Fricative s h
Rhotic r
Lateral l
Vowel sounds
Front Back
High i u
Mid e o
Low ɑ

References

  1. ^ Patpatar at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Condra, Ed and Debi. 1986-91