Cubeo Language

Cubeo Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Cubeo language is a SOV language spoken by the Cubeo people and is a member of the central branch of the Tukano language. It has many lexical loans from the Nadahup languages and has a grammar which was apparently influenced by Arawak. The language is spoken in the Vaup?'s department, Cuduyari, and Querari rivers and tributaries of Columbia. It is also spoken in Brazil.Strangely, Cubeo has a velar fricative /x/ but not strident fricatives. When older Cubeos use Spanish loans with /s/, they pronounce it as / / before vowels. The /s/ deletes in word-final position in loans as in [xe t u] > Sp. Jes?'s [he sus] 'Jesus'.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136772914
  • 9786136772912