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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p           t       ʈ       k      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n       ɳ            
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                
Fricative
            s                               h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
      ʋ               ɻ   j                    
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l       ɭ            
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Affricates
                                 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Tamil
UPSID number: 9003
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Dravidian, Dravidian
The languages has 27 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments:
Sources: Kelley, G. 1963. Vowel phonemes and external vocalic sandhi in Telugu. Journal of the American Oriental Society 83: 67-73. Kostic, D., Mitter, A., and Krishnamurti, B. 1977. A Short Outline of Telugu Phonetics. Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. Krishnamurti, B. 1961. Telugu Verbal Bases. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles. Lisker, L. 1963. Introduction to Spoken Telugu. American Council of Learned Societies, New York. Sastry, J.V. 1972. Telugu Phonetic Reader. Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore.