Typological characteristics Phonology. The Austronesian languages overall possess phoneme inventories which are smaller than the world average. Around 90% of the Austronesian languages have inventories of 19-25 sounds (15-20 consonants and 4-5 vowels), thus lying at the lower end of the global typical range of 20-37 sounds.
Places where Austronesian languages are spoken are colored pink. The Austronesian languages are a language family . They were originally spoken in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean .
This is a list of major and official Austronesian languages, a language family originating from Taiwan, that is widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia and Madagascar
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Ross (2009) ndan Tsouic, dhe vëren se Tsou, Rukai, dhe Puyuma bien jashtë rikonstruksioneve të Proto-Austronesian. Studime të tjera kanë paraqitur dëshmi fonologjike për një familje Paiwanic të reduktuar të Paiwanic, Puyuma, Bunun, Amis dhe Malayo-Polynesian, por kjo nuk pasqyrohet në fjalorin.
Etymology. The name Austroasiatic comes from a combination of the Latin words for "South" and "Asia", hence "South Asia".. Typology. Regarding word structure, Austroasiatic languages are well known for having an iambic "sesquisyllabic" pattern, with basic nouns and verbs consisting of an initial, unstressed, reduced minor syllable followed by a stressed, full syllable.
Sino-Austronesian or Sino-Tibetan-Austronesian is a proposed language family suggested by Laurent Sagart in 1990. Using reconstructions of Old Chinese, Sagart argued that the Austronesian languages are related to the Sinitic languages phonologically, lexically and morphologically.
Kuri, or Nabi, is a small Austronesian language of the Bomberai Peninsula of New Guinea. Lexically it is very close to Irarutu.. References
Ang mga wikang Austronesyo o Awstronesyo (Wikang Espanyol: len·guas aus·tro·ne·sias; Ingles: Austronesian languages) ay isang pamilyang wika na malayang nakakalat sa mga kapuluan ng Timog-Silangang Asya at ng Pasipiko, na may ibang kasapi ginagamit sa mismong kontinente ng Asya.
The term "Austronesian", or more accurately "Austronesian-speaking peoples", came to refer the people who speak the languages of the Austronesian language family.Some authors, however, object to the use of the term to refer to people, as they question whether there really is any biological or cultural shared ancestry between all Austronesian-speaking groups.