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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
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Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p ⁿb         t ⁿd ⁿd̠ ʈ ⁿɖ     k ⁿɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n     ɳ       ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
                                               
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
              ɹ           j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l     ɭ            
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Alawa
UPSID number: 8354
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Australian, Maran
The languages has 26 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Plosives vary in perceived voicing. Prenasalized stops can be distinguished from homorganic nasal + plosive on the basis of syllabification. The contrast between retroflex and alveolar is limited to intervocalic positions. /e/ seems to be a recent development from /a/.
Sources: Sharpe, M. 1972. Alawa Phonology and Grammar (Australian Aboriginal Studies 37). Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra.