A Grammar of Yami

1 Introduction
2 Phonology & Orthography
 2.1 Consonants and vowels
 2.2 Long consonant

  The length of consonants is distinguished in Iraralay on the north coast, such as opa ‘thigh' vs. oppa ‘hen', aming ‘Amen!' vs. amming ‘beard', kaliman ‘Go to hell!' vs. kalimman ‘the fifth month'. Ivalino on the east coast also has a gemminate consonant, e.g, attuw ‘sea water', mitattew ‘swim' (Li & Ho 1989).

note:The form is attaw ‘sea water' in Imowrod dialect.