Lardil Language

Lardil 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. Lardil is a moribund language spoken on Mornington Island, in the Wellesley Islands of Queensland in northern Australia. Lardil is unusual among Australian languages in that it features a ceremonial register, called Damin. Damin is regarded by Lardil speakers as a separate language, and possesses the only phonological system outside Africa to use click consonants. Lardil is a member of the Tangkic family of Non-Pama-Nyungan Australian languages, along with Kayardild and Yukulta, which are close enough to be mutually intelligible.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136759047
  • 9786136759043