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  ⁿb         ⁿd             ⁿɡ ⁿɡʷ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ɸ           s                               h  
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                          j   w                
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Selected languages: Yessan-mayo
UPSID number: 8632
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Papuan, Sepik-Ramu
The languages has 20 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Yessan-Mayo is spoken upriver from Ambunti, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Stress is initial except when /a/ occurs in a subsequent syllable and attracts stress to that syllable. Vowel allophones are very variable. Rounded allophones of central vowels occur before and after /w/ and after labialized velars. Fronted allophones occur contiguous to /i/ and, often, with bilabials.
Sources: Foreman, Velma and Helen Marten. 1973. Yessan-Mayo phonemes. In Phonologies of Three Papua New Guinea Languages (Workpapers in Papua New Guinea Languages 2). Summer Institute of Linguistics, Ukarumpa.