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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     t̪ʰ             c ɟ k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
m     n̪̥             ɲ̥ ɲ ŋ̊ ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f                                       h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                        j ʍ w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
    *l̥ *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Sibilant fricatives
            *s                      
Sibilant affricates
            *ts *tsʰ *dz                    
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Mien
UPSID number: 2517
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Hmong-Mien
The languages has 41 segments
Frequency index: N/A
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Comments:
Sources: Mao, Zongwu, Meng, Chaoji, Zheng, Zorgze ed. A Study of the Yao Minority Language. Institute of Cultural Minorities Language Series. Purnell, H.C. 1965. Phonology of a Yao Dialect. Hartford Seminary Foundation, Hartford.