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p b         *t *tʰ *d             k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
                                            h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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            *s                      
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              *R                    
 
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Selected languages: Bruu
UPSID number: 2316
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Katuic
The languages has 42 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Western dialect. W. Bruu is spoken in areas of Savannehkhet province, Laos and Ubon Rachathani province, Thailand. The 'register' distinction between plain and breathy voice quality is localized in the vowels in this interpretation. Aspirated or voiced stops do not occur before breathy vowels, neither does /s/. The inital ("minor") syllable of disyllabic words does not have plain/breathy contrast. Vowels are nasalized rather than breathy in phonologically "breathy" syllables after /h/ and /?/.
Sources: Thongkum, T.L. 1979. The distribution of the sounds of Bruu. Mon-Khmer Studies VIII:221-93.