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Labial
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Laryngeal
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
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Plosive
p ⁿb         *t *ⁿd             k ⁿɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
  β                         x                  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Sibilant fricatives
            *s                      
R-sounds
              *R                    
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Waris
UPSID number: 8637
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Papuan, Trans-New Guinea
The languages has 22 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Waris is spoken in Amanab District, West Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, and adjoining areas of Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Brown (1988) provides only a list of phoneme symbols with few definitions. /a/ is described as low front but seems more likely to be central as there are two other vowels in the lower front region.
Sources: Brown, R. 1988. Waris Case System and Verb Classification. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia 19: 37-80.