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Pwiyahe
Pwìyahé seléwa
[pʷì:jähé: sɛlé:wä]*
Registered by Verkolle on 10 July 2017
Language type A priori
Place & SpeakersPwiyahe is spoken by a population of around 23,000 in Poinia.
Species Human/humanoid
About Pwiyahe
niele.

ilsinbìyahéseléwa.
Sample of Pwiyahe[view] níwà lámépai sin èn poi ní sin kelixi.

The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.
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Language family relationships
[view] Poiyai xeléva (Iqoile poiyai)No summary available for this dialect.
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
AlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m   n          
Plosive p pʷ   t tʷ       k kʷ  
Fricative [ɸ]1 f s ʃ [ç]2     h
Lateral approximant     l          
Approximant         j w    
  1. Before o, ó, ò, allophone of /f/
  2. Before i, í, ì, allophone of /h/
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Close i í: ì:    
Close-mid é:   ó:
Open-mid ɛ ɛ̀:   ɔ ɔ̀:
Open   ä ä́: ä̀:  
Polyphthongs ɔi ɛi äi ie io ɛo ɔe
Orthography
Below is the orthography for Pwiyahe. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 PwiyaheOrthography
a
Aa
al
/ä/
à
Àà
àyo
/ä̀:/
á
Áá
átio
/ä́:/
e
Ee
epwó
/ɛ/
è
Èè
èto
/ɛ̀:/
é
Éé
éxei
/é:/
f
Ff
fel
/f/
h
Hh
ahal
/h/
i
Ii
inna
/i/
ì
Ìì
ìsa
/ì:/
í
Íí
íme
/í:/
k
Kk
koix
/k/
l
Ll
liex
/l/
m
Mm
mèm
/m/
n
Nn
/n/
o
Oo
olio
/ɔ/
ò
Òò
òhi
/ɔ̀:/
ó
Óó
óki
/ó:/
p
Pp
pal
/p/
b
PW pw
pwèl
/pʷ/
q
Qq
qòl
/kʷ/
s
Ss
sai
/s/
t
Tt
tiok
/t/
d
TW tw
twàl
/tʷ/
w
Ww
wein
/w/
x
Xx
xot
/ʃ/
y
Yy
yek
/j/
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    Typological information for Pwiyahe

    Base counting systemVigesimal (20)
    Phonemic vowel lengthShort/Long
    Syllable structureModerate (CVC max)

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