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p           t     ʈ       k      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n     ɳ       ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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Approximant
                      ɻ   j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l     ɭ            
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Bardi
UPSID number: 8357
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Australian, Nyulnyulan
The languages has 24 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: "The principal members of the stop phones are voiceless, although there are voiced allophones for all five" (Metcalfe 1971). Retroflex plosives and nasals do not occur word-initially; retroflex /r./ does occur initially but alveolar /r/ doesn't. Establishment of a length contrast in vowels is tentative.
Sources: Metcalfe, C.D. 1971. A tentative statement of the Bardi aboriginal language. Papers on the Languages of Australian Aboriginals (Australian Aboriginal Studies 38): 82-92.