Spoken L1 Language: Avok

Comments on subclassification

John Lynch 2016 John Lynch 2016

AES status:
shifting
Source:
Campbell, Lyle and Lee, Nala Huiying and Okura, Eve and Simpson, Sean and Ueki, Kaori 2017
Comment:
Avok (10790-NOCODE_Avok) = Endangered (20 percent certain, based on the evidence available)

Avok, a Eastern Malakula linkage language of the offshore island of Avok, is missing from E16/E17/E18/E19 ( Charpentier, Jean-Michel 1982 , Darrell T. Tryon 1976 ). It is possibly missing since Darrell T. Tryon 1976 treat it as a dialect of Axamb [ahb]. But lexicostatistical similarity between varieties of the two are never above 75% and go down as low as 60%, leaving little room for intelligibility between the endpoints John Lynch and Terry Crowley 2001: 75 . See also: Axamb [ahb].

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