Upper Chehalis language

Upper Chehalis (Q̉ʷay̓áyiłq̉) is a member of the Tsamosan (Olympic) branch of the Coast Salish family of Salishan languages. Thompson's 1979 classification lists Upper Chehalis as more closely related to the Cowlitz language than it is to Lower Chehalis.[2]

Upper Chehalis
Native toUnited States
Regionsouth of Olympic Peninsula, Washington
EthnicityChehalis people
  • Coast
    • Tsamosan
      • Inland
        • Upper Chehalis
Language codes
ISO 639-3cjh

Phonology edit

Bilabial Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
central sibilant lateral plain lab. plain lab.
plain p t ts k q ʔ
ejective tsʼ tɬʼ tʃʼ kʷʼ qʷʼ
Fricative s ɬ ʃ χ χʷ h
Sonorant m n l j w
Front Central Back
Mid e ə o
Open a

References edit

  1. ^ Upper Chehalis at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Thompson, Lawrence (1979). "Salishan and the Northwest". In Campbell, Lyle; Mithun, Marianne (eds.). The Languages of Native America: Historical and comparative assessment. University of Texas Press. p. 693. doi:10.7560/746244. ISBN 978-0-292-76851-2. JSTOR 10.7560/746244.16.
  3. ^ Kinkade, M. Dale (July 1963). "Phonology and Morphology of Upper Chehalis: I". International Journal of American Linguistics. 29 (3): 181–195. doi:10.1086/464734.

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