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p         *t               k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v             ʂ ʐ                     h  
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Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l̰                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                    ʈʂ              
 
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Selected languages: Tsou
UPSID number: 2418
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, Tsouic
The languages has 21 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Tsou is spoken on the western side of Mt. Ali in Taiwan. Vowel sequences are common but can be analyzed as heterosyllabic. Stress generally falls on the penultimate syllable. The laryngealized segments are described as "preglottalized"; the laryngealized lateral is distinct from the sequence /?l/ but /?b/ is not reported by Tung (1964).
Sources: Tung, T-H. 1964. A Descriptive Study of the Tsou Language, Formosa (Special Publication 48). Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei.