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Labial
Coronal
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Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
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Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p           t       ʈ   c   k      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n       ɳ   ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                
Fricative
                                               
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                      ɻ   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: Burarra
UPSID number: 8352
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Australian, Burarran
The languages has 21 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Glasgow and Glasgow do not list a retroflex series but note that alveolars "have retroflexed variants ... word initially and in consonant clusters following /r/" (the approximant). The final and medial consonant clusters make more sense if a retroflex consonant series is assumed (including approximant /r/) which does not occur word-initially.
Sources: Glasgow, D. and Glasgow, K. 1967. The phonemes of Burera. Papers in Australian Linguistics 1 (Pacific Linguistics, Series A, 10): 1-14.