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Labial
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p         t             k      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m         n             ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                             
Fricative
                                               
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                      ɻ   j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Ngiyambaa
UPSID number: 8372
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Australian, Pama-Nyungan
The languages has 18 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Vowels occur both long and short. Long mid vowels occur but are analyzed as vowel-glide-vowel, /aji/ -> [e:] etc. Stops are "occasionally voiced medially". Initially alveolar stops and nasals don't occur, and dental and palatal stops and nasals (the "laminals") are largely predictable variants (dental initially, medially mostly predictable from vowel environment).
Sources: Donaldson, T. 1980. Ngiyambaa, The Language of the Wangaaybuwan. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, London, New York.