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p           *t *tʰ           c   k      
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Khmu?
UPSID number: 2312
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Palaungic
The languages has 41 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Khmu? is spoken in Burma, Laos, Thailand, Vietman and China. (Northern) Khmu? has a two-level tone system. Aspirated plosives might be interpreted as Ch clusters (Svantesson's 'deep phonology' does so) but only a few words provide clear motivation for such an interpretation.
Sources: Svantesson, J. 1983. Kammu phonology and morphology. Travaux de l'Institut de Linguistique de Lund, XVIII. CWK Gleerup.