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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b         *t *d             k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f                                       h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                              w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Sibilant fricatives
            *s                      
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Tetun
UPSID number: 2437
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, Central Malayo-Polynesian
The languages has 19 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Tetun is spoken on the island of Timor around Dili and in two separate areas to the east and west. Morris (1984) is a linguistically unsophisticated source with some especially confusing remarks about vowel sequences. More sequences occur in the dictionary than are listed in the introduction; probably all pairs of vowels occur. /w/ might be analyzed as a prevocalic variant of /u/, as Morris proposes, but there is no parallel to this with /i/. Stress is normally penultimate except a few items stressed on the final syllable.
Sources: Morris, Cliff. 1984. Tetun-English Dictionary. Pacific Linguistics Series C, no. 83. Australian National University, Canberra.