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p b         t d             k ɡˡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                          j   w                
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Selected languages: Ekari
UPSID number: 8650
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Papuan, Trans-New Guinea
The languages has 15 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Ekari is spoken in the Paniai district of Irian Jaya, Indonesia, near the Wissel Lakes. Doble (1987) describes some limited pitch-accent contrasts. All vowels occur long and two-vowel sequences with a high second vowel occur. Other sequences of unlike vowels assimilate and occur as long vowels (e.g. a + e -> ee).
Sources: Doble, M. 1982. Essays on Kapauku grammar. Nieuw Guinea Studien 6: 152-155. Doble, M. 1987. A description of some features of Ekari language structure. Oceanic Linguistics 26:55-113. Steltenpool, J. 1969. Ekagi-Dutch-English-Indonesian Dictionary. Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague.