By Elizabeth Pearce

This e-book describes the Unua language of Malakula, Vanuatu. The island of Malakula is understood to have, or to have had, a complete of approximately forty certain languages of which fewer than part were defined. The seven-hundred or so audio system of Unua also are fluent audio system of Bislama and the domain names of use for Unua have gotten extra limited. Unua is therefore endangered and the documentation of the language in its current shape is especially well timed.

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8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 9. 10. 11. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 6. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 6. 3. 1. 2. 4. 1. 2. 3. 5. 1. 2. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 4. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 3. au/collections/EP1. 1. xxx, where ‘A/a’ are alphabetic letter codes and ‘xxx’ identify line numbers. The alphabetic codes are identified in the following table, along with the names of the tellers of the jirvaren, the title, the year of the recording and the length of the recording in minutes and seconds: 2.

Tryon (1976) presents vocabulary for 292 items from 179 locations in Vanuatu. His lists include data from Pangkumu and from Unua. Charpentier (1982) provides some 2,000 items of vocabulary for fifteen 15 southern Malakula languages, including Pangkumu, but not Unua. 2 and elsewhere. 2. Recent data collection I have collected language data in the Unua area between 2003 and 2011 in a total of seven field trips varying in length between ten days and ten weeks, with an average length of approximately four weeks.

3) bubbunsi ‘you (SG) will look at’ busri ‘you (SG) will burn’ buusri ‘you (SG) will follow’ bugom ‘you (SG) will run’ bujirvar ‘you (SG) will tell a story’ bukrovsai ‘you (SG) will know’ bumatmatur ‘you (SG) will lie down’ buorong ‘you (SG) will swim’ buxa ‘you (SG) will go’ burvi ‘you (SG) will plant/sow’ buum ‘you (SG) will clear bush’ bujva ‘you (SG) will beat/slap’ The [mbu-] prefix does not attract main word stress, but nor do the initial [mʙu] sequences in (4a) or the medial [mʙu] sequences in (4b).

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