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Pharyngeal
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p b         *t               k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
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Nasal
                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
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Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                                               
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
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Close
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Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Piraha
UPSID number: 6802
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: S. American, Paezan
The languages has 11 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments:
Sources: Everett, D.L. 1982. Phonetic rarities in Piraha. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 12/2: 94-96. Rodrigues, A.D. 1980. Contribuicoes das linguas Brasileiras para a fonetica e a fonologia. XII Reuniao Brasileira de Antropologia, Rio de Janeiro. Sheldon, S.N. 1974. Some morphophonemic and tone perturbation rules in Mura-Piraha~. International Journal of American Linguistics 40: 279-82.