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Plosive
p                         k      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m                         ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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            s                                  
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                          j   w                
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Bilabial
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Dental
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Palato-alveolar
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                    ʈʂ              
 
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Selected languages: Pohnpeian
UPSID number: 2430
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian
The languages has 20 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Main dialect. Pohnpeian is spoken in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. A higher mid front vowel [e] occurs when a high vowel or glide follows in underlying forms. Surface contrasts arise with the lower mid front vowel (Rehg 1984). All vowels can appear long, often as a result of compensatory lengthening.
Sources: Rehg, K. 1981. Ponapean Reference Grammar. University Press of Hawaii, Honolulu. Rehg, K. 1984. Nasal substitution rules in Ponapean. In B.W. Bender (ed.), Studies in Micronesian Linguistics (Pacific Linguistics, Series C, No. 80). Australian National University, Canberra. Rehg, K. 1984. On the history of Ponapean phonolgy. In B.W. Bender (ed.), Studies in Micronesian Linguistics (Pacific Linguistics, Series C, No. 80). Australian National University, Canberra.