Language: Yarsun

Classification

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Yarsun [yrs], a Sarmi coast Oceanic language, was not found on survey 2005 (according to E16/E17/E18/E19 itself) and its presumed existence seems to stem from the Index of Irian Jaya languages ( Peter J. Silzer and Heljä Heikkinen-Clouse 1991 ). The first mention of it is as an island (not singled out as a separate language) between Anus and Podena is by van der Leeden, Alexander Cornelis 1954 who considers Anus [auq], Podena [pdn] and Yarsun [yrs] one and the same language. Thus the Yarsun [yrs] entry is either the same as Anus [auq] or Podena [pdn] or unattested. See also: Anus [auq], Podena [pdn].

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