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Labial
Coronal
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Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
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Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
              d               ɡ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
                ʃ                           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Affricates
              dz                    
 
Front
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Near-back
Back
 
Close
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Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Cherokee
UPSID number: 6781
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: North American, Keresiouan, Iroquoian
The languages has 17 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: North Carolina dialect. Cherokee is spoken in parts of eastern Oklahoma and also in western North Carolina. Clusters of /h/ + voiced consonant are phonetically voiceless counterparts of the voiced C. Such clusters often arise from a metathesis process switching /h, ?/ and a resonant. A more superficial account might posit a whole set of voiceless consonants.
Sources: Bender, E. and Harris, Z.S. 1946. The Phonemes of North Carolina Cherokee. International Journal of American Linguistics 12/1: 14-21. Walker, W. 1975. Cherokee. In Studies in SE Indian Languages. (James M. Crawford, ed.) University of Georgia Press, Athens. Cook, W.H. 1979. A Grammar of North Carolina Cherokee. PhD dissertation, Yale.