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Hiw language

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Hiw (sometimes spelled Hiu) is an Oceanic language spoken on the island of Hiw, in the Torres Islands of Vanuatu. It is distinct from Lo-Toga, the other language of the Torres group. [1]

27 relations: Alveolar consonant, Austronesian languages, Bilabial consonant, Consonant, East Vanuatu languages, Endangered language, Fricative consonant, Hiw Island, Labialization, Lateral consonant, Liquid consonant, Lo-Toga language, Malayo-Polynesian languages, Monophthong, Nasal consonant, Oceanic languages, Palatal consonant, Phoneme, Pre-stopped consonant, Semivowel, Southern Oceanic languages, Stop consonant, Torres Islands, Vanuatu, Velar consonant, Voiced velar lateral approximant, Vowel.

Alveolar consonant

Alveolar consonants are articulated with the tongue against or close to the superior alveolar ridge, which is called that because it contains the alveoli (the sockets) of the superior teeth.

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Austronesian languages

The Austronesian languages are a language family that is widely dispersed throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar and the islands of the Pacific Ocean, with a few members in continental Asia.

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Bilabial consonant

In phonetics, a bilabial consonant is a consonant articulated with both lips.

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Consonant

In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract.

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East Vanuatu languages

East Vanuatu is a group of languages spoken in the north-eastern areas of the Vanuatu archipelago.

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Endangered language

An endangered language, or moribund language, is a language that is at risk of falling out of use as its speakers die out or shift to speaking another language.

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Fricative consonant

Fricatives are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together.

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Hiw Island

Hiw (sometimes spelled Hiu) is the northernmost island in Vanuatu, located in Torba Province.

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Labialization

Labialization is a secondary articulatory feature of sounds in some languages.

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Lateral consonant

A lateral is an l-like consonant in which the airstream proceeds along the sides of the tongue, but it is blocked by the tongue from going through the middle of the mouth.

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Liquid consonant

In phonetics, liquids or liquid consonants are a class of consonants consisting of lateral consonants like 'l' together with rhotics like 'r'.

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Lo-Toga language

Lo-Toga is an Oceanic language spoken on the Torres Islands of Vanuatu.

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Malayo-Polynesian languages

The Malayo-Polynesian languages are a subgroup of the Austronesian languages, with approximately 385.5 million speakers.

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Monophthong

A monophthong (Greek monóphthongos from mónos "single" and phthóngos "sound") is a pure vowel sound, one whose articulation at both beginning and end is relatively fixed, and which does not glide up or down towards a new position of articulation.

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Nasal consonant

In phonetics, a nasal, also called a nasal occlusive, nasal stop in contrast with a nasal fricative, or nasal continuant, is an occlusive consonant produced with a lowered velum, allowing air to escape freely through the nose.

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Oceanic languages

The approximately 450 Oceanic languages are a well-established branch of the Austronesian languages.

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Palatal consonant

Palatal consonants are consonants articulated with the body of the tongue raised against the hard palate (the middle part of the roof of the mouth).

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Phoneme

A phoneme is one of the units of sound (or gesture in the case of sign languages, see chereme) that distinguish one word from another in a particular language.

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Pre-stopped consonant

In linguistics, pre-stopping, also known as pre-occlusion or pre-plosion, is a phonological process involving the historical or allophonic insertion of a very short stop consonant before a sonorant, such as a short before a nasal or a lateral.

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Semivowel

In phonetics and phonology, a semivowel or glide, also known as a non-syllabic vocoid, is a sound that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary, rather than as the nucleus of a syllable.

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Southern Oceanic languages

The Southern Oceanic languages are a linkage of Oceanic spoken in Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

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Stop consonant

In phonetics, a stop, also known as a plosive or oral occlusive, is a consonant in which the vocal tract is blocked so that all airflow ceases.

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Torres Islands

The Torres Islands are in the Torba Province of Vanuatu, the northernmost island group in the country.

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Vanuatu

Vanuatu (or; Bislama, French), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (République de Vanuatu, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.

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Velar consonant

Velars are consonants articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth (known also as the velum).

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Voiced velar lateral approximant

The voiced velar lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in a very small number of spoken languages in the world.

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Vowel

A vowel is one of the two principal classes of speech sound, the other being a consonant.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiw_language

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