Gaagudju leid

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Gaagudju (an aa spelt Gagadu, Gaguju, an Kakadu) is an extinct Australian Aboriginal leid umwhile spoken in Arnhem Land, northren Australie, in the environs o Kakadu National Park. Its last speaker, Big Bill Neidjie, dee'd on 23 Mey 2002.

Classification[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gaagudju haes traditionally been classified wi the Gunwinyguan leid. Housomeivver, in 1997 Nicholas Evans proposed an Arnhem Land family that includes Gaagudju.

Phonology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vouels[eedit | eedit soorce]

Front Back
High i iː u uː
Mid e eː o oː
Low a aː

Consonants[eedit | eedit soorce]

Peripheral Laminal Apical
Bilabial Velar Palatal Alveolar Retroflex
Stop p k c t ʈ
Nasal m ŋ ɲ n ɳ
Lateral ʎ l ɭ
Rhotic r ɻ
Semivowel w j

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Harvey, Mark (2002). A Grammar of Gaagudju. Walter de Gruyter. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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