Central Jyokun is the cover term for the dialect group spoken on the central main island of the Jyokun Archipelago.



Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n
Stop p b t d k g
Fricative s x h
Flap ɾ
Glide j w


Front Central Back
High i iə̯ ɨ ɨə̯ u uə̯
Mid ɛ ə ɔ
Low a a:

Vowel + coda glide combinations: /əj əw/


Glide + V
a u o e ɨ
j ja ju jo je
w wa wo we

Syllable Structure

C+w = mw nw sw kw gw xw

C+j = pj nj tj dj sj kj gj xj chiruka

-C = ɴ p t k (r j w)


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