Sudest
Tagula
RegionTagula Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers
(2,000 cited 1987)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3tgo
Glottologsude1239

Sudest, also known as Tagula, is an Oceanic language of Papua New Guinea.

Name

The name Sudest is a word meaning "southeast" in French or Italian.

Phonology

Consonants

Labial Dental/
Alveolar
Palatal Velar
plain lab. plain lab.
Plosive voiceless p t k
voiced b d ɟ ɡ ɡʷ
prenasal ᵐb ᵐbʷ ⁿd ᶮɟ ᵑɡ ᵑɡʷ
Fricative voiced β βʷ ð ɣ ɣʷ
voiceless s
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ ŋʷ
Rhotic r
Lateral l
Approximant j w

Vowels

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

References

  1. ^ Sudest at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Anderson, Mike; Ross, Malcolm (2002). Sudest. The Oceanic Languages: Richmond: Curzon. pp. 322–346.