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Plosive
p b         t d             k kʷʰ      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v     s                               h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j                    
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                tʃʰ                  
 
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Open
Selected languages: Lue
UPSID number: 2427
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, Li-Kam-Tai
The languages has 31 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Lue is spoken in southern Yunnan, China, near the common border of Myanmar (Burma) and Laos. The language has six tones; high, mid and low level, mid-high and low-mid rising, high falling. Vowels in syllables closed by /p t k ?/ are short and these syllables may only have H or M tone. Final [w] (found after unrounded vowels only) is treated as an allophone of /v/. Final /j/ occurs after non-front vowels only. Morev (1978) lists one affricate (apparently [ts] at least before non-front vowels); Li (1964) lists aspirated and unaspirated "pre-palatal" affricates. Morev considers /kw, khw/ units, Li (1964) treats them as initial clusters.
Sources: Li, F-K. 1964. The phonemic system of the Tai Lu language. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, vol. 35, Taipei. Morev, L.N. 1978. Jazyk Li. Nauka, Moscow.