A Phonological Sketch of Omagua
Linguistics and Language Development
International Journal of American Linguistics
This paper presents a sketch of the segmental and prosodic phonology of Omagua, a highly endangered Tupí-Guaraní language of Peru, based on original fieldwork. After reviewing the classification, history, and sociolinguistic situation of the language, we describe phonemic consonant and vowel inventories, arguing especially for an underspecified nasal consonant that in some contexts surfaces as nasality on vowels. We then describe syllable structure, argue for the phonemic status of glides, and review different vowel hiatus resolution strategies. We show that the basic stress pattern in Omagua is penultimate and sensitive to weight in final syllables. Lastly, we briefly describe minimum word requirements and postlexical phonological processes.
Amazonia, Omagua, Phonology, Tupí-Guaraní
Clare S. Sandy and Zachary O’hagan. "A Phonological Sketch of Omagua" International Journal of American Linguistics (2020): 95-131. https://doi.org/10.1086/705755