Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Inheritance of Austronesian Proto to Languages in Wakatobi: A Diachronic Linguistic Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296214,
        author={Ansor  Putra and Nurjannah  Nurjannah and Lilik Rita Lindayani and Rahmawati  Rahmawati and Sahur  Saerudin},
        title={Inheritance of Austronesian Proto to Languages in Wakatobi: A Diachronic Linguistic Study},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISLLCE},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={austronesian proto diachronic linguistics languages wakatobi},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296214}
    }
    
  • Ansor Putra
    Nurjannah Nurjannah
    Lilik Rita Lindayani
    Rahmawati Rahmawati
    Sahur Saerudin
    Year: 2020
    Inheritance of Austronesian Proto to Languages in Wakatobi: A Diachronic Linguistic Study
    ISLLCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296214
Ansor Putra1, Nurjannah Nurjannah1, Lilik Rita Lindayani1,*, Rahmawati Rahmawati1, Sahur Saerudin1
  • 1: Halu Oleo University Kendari, Indonesia
*Contact email: lilidarlian_fkip@uho.ac.id

Abstract

Wakatobi is an acronym for the names of four islands in Southeast Sulawesi, namely Wangi-Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko Islands. The language spoken by the people who live in the area is the Wakatobi language. The evidence regarding the classification of Wakatobi as a language in the Austronesian family needs to be elaborated. Therefore, this research is very important. This research is a qualitative research which is studied diachronically by using a top-down reconstruction. This approach is intended to see the inheritance of the Austronesian Proto to the languages in the Wakatobi Archipelago. Based on the results of data analysis, it is found that the inheritance of Austronesian Proto etymon to the languages in Wakatobi was in the form of retention and some were experiencing innovation. Forms that experience retention include ana> ana; ama> ama; * ina> ina; kutu> kutu; mata> mata. The forms that experience innovation are laŋit> laŋet; bulu> wulu; isa> asa, qenay> one. It can be concluded that the inheritance of the PAN phoneme in languages in Wakatobi can be in the form of innovation and retention.