Vaeakau-Taumako (pile1238-1)

Næss, Åshild; Hovdhaugen, Even. A Grammar of Vaeakau-Taumako. 2011. hh:g:NaessHovdhaugen:Vaeakau-Taumako

Consonants (21)

p b t (d) k {g}
f v s
m n ŋ̥ ŋ

Vowels (5)

i u
e o


/h/ is given instead of /f/, but in clusters the authors give this phoneme as /f/. Taumako has [h] for this phoneme except in the desiderative prefix _fele-_.

Initial clusters are /bl fk fl fn fŋ kl kl̥ km̥ kŋ̥ md ml mn mŋ ŋk pl pr tn tl vl/. Across syllable borders, /nb ŋg/ are also attested. There are no coda consonants, so syllable structure is (C(C))V.

Allophonic rules