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p b ⁿb         t d ⁿd             k ɡ ⁿɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           n           ɲ        
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fricative
    f v             ʂ ʐ ɕ ʑ   ɣ χ              
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                    ʈʂ ʈʂʰ ʈʂ ⁿʈʂ cɕʰ ɟʑ ⁿɟʑ        
Sibilant affricates
        t̪s̪ t̪s̪ʰ d̪z̪ ⁿd̪z̪                        
 
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Selected languages: Naxi
UPSID number: 2525
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Lolo-Burmese
The languages has 49 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Lijiang dialect. Naxi is spoken in Northwestern Yunnan, China, primarily around Lijiang. The fricative vowel contrasts with /u/; it has a bilabial trill allophone after bilabial consonants. High vowels /i,u,y/ occur before a number of non-high vowels; the 11 resulting sequences might be regarded as diphthongs. Naxi has 4 tones, high, mid, low rising, and low falling. Bradley (1975) suggests that the rising tone only occurs in loan vocabulary.
Sources: Bradley, D. 1975. Nahsi and Proto-Burmese-Lolo. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 2.1:93-150. Jiang, Zhu-yi. Naxiyu gaikuang (A Brief Description of the Naxi Language). Minzu Yuwen, 1980.3 (August), 59-73.