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p b         *t *d         c ɟ k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
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Nasal
  m           *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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                          j                    
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l           ʎ        
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Alveolar
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            *s                      
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                            kx      
 
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Selected languages: Nganasan
UPSID number: 2157
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Ural-Altaic, Samoyed
The languages has 29 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Nganasan is spoken in Taymyr eninsula, Siberia, USSR. Northenmost people ini th eUSSR near Yakut, Dolgan and Evenki people. Tereshchenko (1979) notes a large number of diphthongs. At least some of these result from joining stem vowel and suffix vowel together. For this reason they have been treated here as sequences.
Sources: Castren, M.A. 1966. Grammatik der Samojedischen Sprachen (Indiana University Publications, Uralic and Altaic Series 53 [Reprint of 1854 edition, St. Petersburg]). Indiana University, Bloomington. Tereshchenko, N.M. 1966. Nganasanskij jazyk. In V.V. Vinogradov (ed.), Jazyki Narodov SSSR, Vol. 3. Nauka, Moscow and Leningrad: 438-57. Tereshchenko, N.M. 1979. Nganasanskij Jazyk. Nauka, Leningrad.