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p b         *t *tʰ *d         c   k      
 
 
 
 
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Nasal
m         *n̊ *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                        ç                   h  
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                          j ʍ w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
    *l̥ *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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            *R̥ *R                    
 
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Selected languages: Nyah kur
UPSID number: 2315
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Mon
The languages has 50 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Nyah Kur is spoken in Thailand in some communities along the eastern margin of the Central Plain (Chao Praya basin). It has a "register" system involving primarily phonation contrasts, represented here as a plain/breathy distinction in vowels. All vowels may appear long and short. A final consonant described by Diffloth (1984) as "an s-like sound" and transcribed as a voiceless palatal approximant has been interpreted as a palatal fricative. Thongkum (1984) transcribes it as a devoiced palatal stop, but it contrasts with /-c/.
Sources: Diffloth, G. 1984. The Dvaravati Old Mon Language and Nyah Kur. Chulalongkorn University Printing House, Bangkok. Thongkum, T. 1984. Nyah Kur (Chao Bon)-Thai-English Dictionary. Chulalongkorn University Printing House, Bangkok.