Kavalan Language

Kavalan 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. Kavalan was formerly spoken in the Northeast coast area of Taiwan by the Kavalan people. It is an East Formosan language of the Austronesian family. Kavalan is no longer spoken in its original area. As of 1930, it was used only as a home language. As of 1987, it was still spoken in Atayal territories. In 2000, this language was still reported to be spoken by 24 speakers but considered moribund. The Kavalan language is also notable for having a large inventory of consonant clusters. It is also one of the only two Formosan languages that has geminate consonants, with the other one being Basay. Consonant gemination is also common in the northern Philippine languages, but is non-existent in the Central Philippine languages except for Rinconada Bikol.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135971220
  • 9786135971224