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Wayampi language

Wayãpi
Wayampi
RegionFrench Guiana, Brazil
EthnicityWayãpi
Native speakers
1,200 (2000)[1]
Tupian
Language codes
ISO 639-3oym
Glottologwaya1270
ELPWayampí

Wayãpi or Wayampi (Waiãpi, Guayapi, Oiampí) is a Tupi–Guarani language spoken by the Wayãpi people. It is spoken in French Guiana and Brazil.

Phonology

Consonants

Consonant phonemes[2]
Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
plain lab.
Plosive p t k ʔ
Nasal m n ŋ
Fricative s h
Lateral l
Approximant w j

Vowels

Vowel phonemes[3]
Front Central Back
Close i ĩ ɯ ɯ̃ u ũ
Mid e ẽ o õ
Open a ã

In closed syllables, /e, o/ are heard as [ɛ, ɔ].[4]

Orthography

Wayãpi is spelt phonetically based on the International Phonetic Alphabet, and not according the French orthography.[5] The spelling uses the letter ɨ for the close central unrounded vowel between i and u.[6] E is always pronounced é, vowels with a tilde are always nasal (ã, , ĩ, õ, ũ), ö is like the German O umlaut, and b is prenounced mb. All letters are pronounced.[6]

References

Bibliography

  • Copin, François (2012), Grammaire wayampi (famille tupi-guarani), Université de Paris
  • Grenand, Pierre; Grenand, Françoise Grenand (2017). "Pour une histoire de la cartographie des territoires teko et wayãpi (Commune de Camopi, Guyane française)". Revue d’ethnoécologie (in French). doi:10.4000/ethnoecologie.3007. Cite journal requires |journal=

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