Kalaw Lagaw Ya

Kalaw Lagaw Ya (Kala Lagaw Ya), or the Western Torres Strait Language (several other names, see below), is the language indigenous to all the central and western Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia. On some islands it has now largely been replaced by Brokan (Torres Strait Creole English).

Before colonisation in the 1870s–1880s, it was the major lingua franca of the area in both Australia and Papua, and is still widely spoken by neighbouring Papuans and by some Aboriginal people. However many second (or nth) language speakers it has is unknown. It also has a "cut-it-short" (simplified/foreigner) form, as well as a pidginised form. The simplified form is fairly prevalent on Badu (Kala Lagaw Ya territory) and neighbouring Moa, particularly among younger people.

Read more about Kalaw Lagaw YaNames, Geographic Distribution, Classification and External Comparison, Pronouns - Linguistic and Historical Comparison, A 'Pre-Historical' Overview of The Language, Outside Influences, Dialects, Dialect Differences, Phonology, Orthography, Nominal Morphology, Verb Morphology, Miscellaneous Paradigms

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Kalaw Lagaw Ya - Dialect Differences
... a) Colloquial final unstressed vowel elision in Kulkalgau Ya and Kawalgau Ya b) Final vowel unstressed vowel devoicing and deletion in Kalaw Lagaw Ya In ... have retained contrastive length to some extent, whereas Kalaw Lagaw Ya has largely lost it for ‘morphophonological’ length, where the stressed vowel in non-emotive words (see below) of one or ... One of the very few length contrasts in the Kalaw Lagaw Ya dialect is kaabA knot in bamboo etc ...
Kalaw Lagaw Ya - Miscellaneous Paradigms
... Sikai Perhaps/Maybe/Possibly (all dialects except Kalau Kawau Ya - which has invariable sike, sikedh) ...
Kalaw Lagaw Ya - Dialects
... of which are on probably the verge of extinction, one (Kawalgau Ya) through convergence to the neighbouring Kalaw Lagaw Ya ... Northern dialect Kalau Kawau Ya - Saibai (Saibai Village and Aith, also Bamaga/Seisia on Cape York), Dœwan (Dauan), Bœigu (Boigu) Western dialect Kalaw Lagaw ... Moa), Muri (Mt Adolphus - now uninhabited) Muwalgau Ya / Italgau Ya - Mua ...
language" class="article_title_2">Kalaw Lagaw Ya - A 'Pre-Historical' Overview of The Language
... (vocabulary, syntax, morphology) of Kalaw Lagaw Ya gives the following evidence of development Australian (Paman) Some basic vocabulary, all personal pronouns (inc ... The Australian word and structure forms found in Kalaw Lagaw Ya give every appearance of being retentions, i.e ... That is to say, Kalaw Lagaw Ya is not a pidgin/creole in origin, but an Australian language which has undergone quite a bit of external lexical and grammatical influence ...
Kalaw Lagaw Ya - Pronouns - Linguistic and Historical Comparison
... A comparison of the Kalaw Lagaw Ya, Meriam Mìr, Kiwai and Urradhi personal pronouns show similarities and differences in typology ... In comparison to Urradhi, Kalaw Lagaw Ya has an archaic typology - or, rather, Urradhi has innovated ... The Kalaw Lagaw Ya system in itself is essentially Australian Kalaw Lagaw Ya (KKY dialect) number 1 1-2 3 ... singular ngai ---- ngi nui masculine na feminine dual ngalbe ngœba ngipel palai plural ngœi ngalpa ...