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p           *t               k   q  
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n *nʲ               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
ɸ β           *z           ʝ x ɣ χ              
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
    ɬʲ ɮʲ                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                                               
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      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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          *tʼ                  
Ejective affricates
            *tsʼ                      
Sibilant fricatives
            *s                      
Affricates
                                 
 
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Selected languages: Itelmen
UPSID number: 2710
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Chukchi-Kamchatkan
The languages has 32 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Itelmen is spoken by some older speakers on the west coast of the Kamchatka peninsula, USSR. Volodin (1976) describes a limited vowel harmony system based on height, /i,u/ -> /e,o/ and /e/ -> /a/ when a low(er) vowel follows. Glottal stop is largely found at morpheme boundaries. Several phonetic descriptions are vague; /a/ may be central or front, the lateral fricatives might not be actually fricative, the alveolar ejective affricate might be be palato-alveolar (it is described as contrasting with /tS/ by being non-palatalized).
Sources: Volodin, A.P. 1976. Itel'menskij Jazyk. Nauka, Leningrad.