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p           t     ʈ   c   k      
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           n     ɳ   ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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                      ɻ   j   w                
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      l     ɭ            
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Garawa
UPSID number: 8345
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Australian, Garawan
The languages has 22 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Garawa is spoken in the northeast of Northern Territory and an adjoining area of Queensland. The segments labelled palatal stop and nasal in UPSID are described as "lamino-velar" by Furby (1974). They have lengthened vowels with an [-i] offglide preceding them and do not occur word-initially. A considerable number of medial consonant clusters occur. Vowels have considerable allophonic variation. Stress falls on the first syllable of the (phonological) word.
Sources: Furby, C.E. 1974. Garawa Phonology. Pacific Linguistics, Series A, No. 37:1-11. Australian National University, Canberra.