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p b             ʈ ɖ     k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m                 ɳ   ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
            s   ʃ   ʂ       x                  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
      ʋ                   j                    
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
            ɭ            
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Tulu
UPSID number: 2906
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Dravidian, So. Dravidian
The languages has 37 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Stops occur aspirated in some words on some occasions. Bhat says this is perhaps due to influence from Sanskrit; some of the examples are clearly Indic loan words, which perhaps sometimes receive a "learned" pronunciation.
Sources: Bhat, D.N.S., 1967. Descriptive analysis of Tulu. (Buildig Centenary and Silver Jubilee Series, 15). Poona-Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute.