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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
b         d         ɟ kʷʰ ɡʷ qʷʰ ɢ ɢʷ
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
            s           ç     χ χʷ           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
    ɬ                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Ejective stops
                      kʷʼ   qʷʼ  
Ejective affricates
            tsʼ tɬʼ                      
Affricates
            tsʰ dz                    
Lateral affricates
            tɬʰ                    
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Kwakw'ala
UPSID number: 6731
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: N. American, Almosan
The languages has 48 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments:
Sources: Boas, F. 1911. Handbook of American Indian Languages. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 40, part I: 423-558. Boas, F. 1947. Kwakiutl grammar. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 37: 201-377. Grubb, D.M. 1977. A Practical Writing System and Short Dictionary of Kwakw'ala (Kwakiutl). National Museum of Man, Ottawa. Newman, S. 1950. Review of Boas' Kwakiutl Grammar. International Journal of American Linguistics 16/2: 99-101.