Sangirese
Native toIndonesia
Philippines
RegionNorth Sulawesi
Davao del Sur
Davao Occidental
Davao Oriental
Native speakers
(200,000 in Indonesia (1993)
70,000 in Philippines cited 1981–1996)[1]
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
sxn – Sangir
snl – Sangil
Glottolognort2871

Sangirese, also known as Sangihé, Sangi, and Sangih, is an Austronesian language spoken on the islands linking northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, with Mindanao, Philippines by the Sangirese people.

Phonology

Consonants

Labial Alveolar Retroflex Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɡ
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative β s ɣ h
Rhotic ɾ
Lateral l ɭ̆
Approximant w j

/ɣ/ is mainly heard in the Sangihé dialect.[2]

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Mid e o
Open a

See also

References

  1. ^ Sangir at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
    Sangil at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Maryott, Kenneth R. (1986). "Pre-Sangir *l, *d, *r and Associated Phonemes". Notes on Linguistics. 34: 25–40.
  3. ^ Maryott, Kenneth R. (1977). "The Phonemes of Sarangani Sangiré". Studies in Philippine Linguistics. 1 (2): 264–279.