||Austro-Tai, Central Malayo-Polynesian
|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.551522931 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Tetun is spoken on the island of Timor around Dili and in two separate areas to the east and west. Morris (1984) is a linguistically unsophisticated source with some especially confusing remarks about vowel sequences. More sequences occur in the dictionary than are listed in the introduction; probably all pairs of vowels occur. /w/ might be analyzed as a prevocalic variant of /u/, as Morris proposes, but there is no parallel to this with /i/. Stress is normally penultimate except a few items stressed on the final syllable.
||Morris, Cliff. 1984. Tetun-English Dictionary. Pacific Linguistics Series C, no. 83. Australian National University, Canberra.