Select languages to compare:

Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b         *t         ɖ     k ɡ ɡʷ q ɢ ɢʷ
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           *n               ŋ ŋʷ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                             
Fricative
    f         *z ʃ                              
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                      
Affricates
                               
Sibilant affricates
            *ts *dz                    
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Awiya
UPSID number: 4359
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic
The languages has 35 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: "Length is relevant for consonants, but geminate consonants occur relatively seldom." (Hetzron) 'Ash' can be derived from "a palatal element and /a/ at a morpheme boundary" but some forms are fossilized and can be cited to justify the 6-vowel analysis. Probably tonal.
Sources: Hetzron, R. 1969. The Verbal System of Southern Agaw. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.