Vol. 2,No. 5, May 2012

Author(s): Amel Salman, Nafla S. Kharusi

Abstract: Oman, located in the Arabian Peninsula, is a linguistically rich country with a number of indigenous languages one of which is Lawatiyya. This study presents the consonantal and vocalic phonemes of Lawatiyya, an Indo-Aryan language spoken by a Shiite minority in Oman. The identification and description of the phonemes are based on recordings of minimal pairs. Word stress is also identified.

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