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p b         *t *d             k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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  β                       ʝ x                  
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      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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            *s                      
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Selected languages: Nanai
UPSID number: 2168
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Ural-Altaic, Tungus
The languages has 24 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Nanai is spoken in the extreme Soviet far east, confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, scattered in Ussuri valley and Sikhote-alin, settled more densely in the Amur valley below Khabarovsk, in USSR. All vowels also appear long. Vn in final position -> V~. There are also 24 vowel combinations which Avrorin calls "diphthongs". Avrorin treats long vowels, nasalized vowels, and diphthongs as phonemic units, resulting in 42 vocalic phonemes.
Sources: Avrorin, V.A. 1968. Nanajski jazyk. In V.V. Vinogradov (ed.), Jazyki Narodov SSSR, Vol. 5. Nauka, Leningrad and Moscow: 5: 129-48.