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Plosive
p ⁿb         *t *tʰ *d̰ *ⁿd             k ⁿɡ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
m         *n̊ *n *n̰         ɲ̥ ɲ ɲ̰ ŋ̊ ŋ ŋ̰    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
            *r̊ *r *r̰            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
                ʃ                           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                        j ʍ w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
    *l̥ *l *l̰                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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            *s                      
Affricates
                ⁿdʒ                
 
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Selected languages: Sedang
UPSID number: 2304
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Bahnaric
The languages has 55 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Sedang is spoken in Gia Lai-Cong Tum Province in Vietnam. Smith reports highly restricted nasalized vowels, after /h,?/ only. There are complex relationships between laryngealization of vowels, allowable final consonants and vowel diphthongization. In closed syllables, laryngealized vowels occur only before /j,w/ and nasals. These syllables could be interpreted as terminating with laryngealized consonants, but in open syllables plain and laryngealized vowels contrast and both differ from final -? and -h syllables.
Sources: Smith, K.D. 1968. Laryngealization and de-laryngealization in Sedang phonemics. Linguistics 38: 52-69.