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p           t               k      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                
Fricative
    f       s                               h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                              w ɰ                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Lenakel
UPSID number: 2426
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
The languages has 21 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Lenakel is spoken in the west-central part of the island of Tanna in Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides). Schwa is higher after an alveolar consonant; other nonlow vowels are lower in closed than in open syllables. Sequences of nasal or liquid + h become voiceless nasal or liquid.
Sources: Lynch, J. 1978. A Grammar of Lenakel (Pacific Linguistics, Series B, 55). Australian National University, Canberra.