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One

One is a Torricelli language of the far eastern Bewani mountains, spoken in the hills south of the north-western coast of Papua New Guinea.

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The One segmental inventory contains 10 consonants and 8 vowels.

Skou consonants
bilabial alveolar post-alveolar palatal velar glottal
plosive p t k
nasal m n
fricative s
liquid l
glide j, ɥ w
One vowels
front back
high i ʉ  u
mid-high e  o
mid-low ɛ  ɔ
low a

Work on One is ongoing, and for now the links below allow access to articles and draft chapters of work on the language.

  • Donohue, Mark. 2000. One phrase structure. In Keith Allan & John Henderson, (eds.), Proceedings of ALS2k, the 2000 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society. University of Melbourne. (PDF, 0.xxMB)/li>
  • Updated:  26 September 2013/ Responsible Officer:  Mark Donohue/ Page Contact:  Mark Donohue