'Auhelawa language


'Auhelawa language
’Auhelawa
Spoken in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
Native speakers 1,200  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Latin alphabet
Language codes
ISO 639-3 kud

’Auhelawa is an Austronesian language spoken by about 1,200 people (as of 1998) in Nuakata Island and the southeastern tip of Normanby Island in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

Contents

’Auhelawa examples

A: Auge, yauwedo. Haidova u lalau? (My friend, hello. Where are you going?)

B: Ya lalau oyai. Yagu oya vauvauna ya tudai. Owa haidova u lau? (I am going to the garden. I dig my new garden. Where did you go?)

A: Ya dobi gogowai yada bada ehebo ya ita. Teina gona sabate mata yana vada vauvauna ya abi. (I went down to the village to see one of our uncles. Next week I will build his new house.)

B: Yau dova nuwanuwagu yada bada ya hagui. Ebe u dobi u vada abi, u lauma u vaigau ta dobi ta paihowa. (I also want to help our uncle. When you go down to housebuild, you come and get me and we go down and work.)

A: Ausala. Mata ta itago. (Good. We will see you.)

Phonology

Vowels

Front Back
High i u
Mid ɛ ɔ
Low a

Consonants

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plain Labialized Plain Labialized Plain Labialized Plain Labialized
Stop Voiceless p t (k) ʔ ʔʷ
Voiced b d ɡ ɡʷ
Nasal m n
Fricative Voiceless s h
Voiced β
Approximant j ɥ
Lateral approximant l

/k/ occurs only in loanwords.

Writing system

’Auhelawa is written in the Latin alphabet. About 85% of the population is literate.

A a B b Bw bw D d E e G g Gw gw H h I i K k L l M m Mw mw
/a/ /b/ /bʷ/ /d/ /ɛ/ /ɡ/ /ɡʷ/ /h/ /i/ /k/ /l/ /m/ /mʷ/
N n O o P p Pw pw S s T t U u V v W w Y y ’W ’w]]
/n/ /ɔ/ /p/ /pʷ/ /s/ /t/ /u/ /β/ /ɥ/ /j/ /ʔ/ /ʔʷ/

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