Fagauvea (west2516-1)

Ozanne-Rivierre, Françoise. Iaai loanwords and phonemic changes in Fagauvea. 1994.

Consonants (27)

p b t d ʈ ɖ c ɟ k g
f v {θ} s ʃ
{m̥} m {n̥} n ɲ ŋ
{ʍ} w h
{l̥} l

Vowels (11)

i {y} u
e (ẽ) {ə} o (õ)
{æ} a


Loanwords dramatically expanded the Fagauvea segment inventory; the ones marked as loans here are the ones noted not to be well-integrated. The original, pre-contact inventory is given as /p t k f v s l m n ŋ a e o i u/; however, /d g/ developed endogenously and /h/ was added by Polynesian loans.