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p           t               k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tap, Flap
                                               
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  β     θ       ʃ                           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
  β̞               ɹ̠                            
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                          kʷʼ      
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            tsʼ   tʃʼ                  
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            ts                    
 
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Selected languages: Huasteco
UPSID number: 6776
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: N. American, Penutian
The languages has 26 segments
Frequency index: N/A
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Comments: Huastec is spoken primarily in Veracruz and San Luis Potosi states, Mexico, some distance from other Mayan languages. It has stress but no tone. Vowels may occur long and short. Labialized velars do not occur before rounded vowels. Additional segments are found in Spanish loans.
Sources: Larsen, R.S. and Pike, E.V. 1949. Huasteco intonations and phonemes. Language 25: 268-277. Peralta, M-A.O. 1984. El Idioma Huasteco de Xiloxuchil, Veracruz. Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia.