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Labial
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Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
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Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b ⁿb         *t *d *ⁿd             k ⁿɡ ⁿɡʷ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           *n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                             
Fricative
ɸ             *z               ɣ             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
Sibilant fricatives
            *s                      
Sibilant affricates
            *ts                      
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Huave
UPSID number: 6716
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: North American, Penutian
The languages has 29 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: San Francisco del Mar dialect. Huave is spoken in southeastern coastal areas of Oaxaca, Mexico. "Dental" consonants are palatalized before front vowels or glides; word-final palato-alveolars are analyzed by Suarez (1975) as followed by a semi-vowel. Huave has a two-level tone system with little functional load. Vowels can be long and short.
Sources: Kreger, G.A.S. and Scharfe de Stairs, E.F. 1981. Diccionario Huave de San Mateo del Mar. Serie de Vocabularios y Diccionarios Indigenas "Mariano Silva y Aceves", Num. 24. Instituto Linguistico de Verano, Mexico, D.F. Suarez, J.A. 1975. Estudios Huaves. Coleccion cientifica: Linguistica 22. Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico.