Petats
Native toPapua New Guinea
RegionBuka Island
Native speakers
(2,000 cited 1975)[1]
8,000 L2 speakers (1977)
Language codes
ISO 639-3pex
Glottologpeta1245

Petats is an Austronesian language spoken by a few thousand persons in Papua New Guinea. Dialects are Hitau-Pororan, Matsungan, and Sumoun.

Grammar

Verbal inflection is accomplished through post verbal pronominal particles which carry tense and mood marking. [2]

Resources

References

  1. ^ Petats at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Cropp, A.H. (between 1900 and 1931?). A short grammar of the Petats dialect. ((cite book)): Check date values in: |date= (help)