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Bakairi language

Bakairí
Bacairí
Kurâ
Native toBrazil
RegionMato Grosso
Native speakers
950 (1999)[1]
Cariban
  • Pekodian
    • Bakairí
Language codes
ISO 639-3bkq
Glottologbaka1277
ELPBakairí

Bakairí (Bacairí) is a Cariban language, spoken by the Bakairi people in the state of Mato Grosso in Brazil.

Phonology

The consonant and vowel inventories for Eastern Bakairí are shown below.[2]

Consonants Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop p b t d k ɡ
Fricative s z ʃ (ʒ) h
Nasal m n (ɲ)
Approximant w ɾ

l

j
Vowels Front Central Back
High i ɨ u
Mid e ə o
Low a

Syntax

Baikarí word order is either subject-object-verb or object-verb-subject.[3]

References

  1. ^ Bakairí at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Meira Sérgio (2005). Reconstructing Pre-Bakairi segmental phonology. OCLC 1073250371.
  3. ^ "Bakairí". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  • Meira, Sergio (Fall 2005). "Reconstructing Pre-Bakairi Segmental Phonology". Anthropological Linguistics. 47 (3): 3. JSTOR 25132338.



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