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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               k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
                ʃ                           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j                    
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
      ɺ            
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Affricates
                                 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Japreria
UPSID number: 6848
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: S. American, Macro-Carib
The languages has 24 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: /b/ includes bilabial and labial-velar approximant allophones. The central high vowel only occurs in penultimate syllables under weak stress -- it is not clear if it could be regarded as a variant of one of the other vowels.
Sources: Durbin, M. and Seijas, H. 1972. The phonological structure of the Western Carib languages of the Sierra de Perija, Venezuela. Atti del XL Congresso Internalzionale degli Americanisti. vol. III: 69-77.