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p ⁿp b ⁿb         *t *ⁿt *d             k ⁿk ɡ    
 
 
 
 
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  m           *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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                                            h  
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                          j   w                
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      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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            *s *ⁿs                      
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                ⁿtʃ ⁿdʒ                
 
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Selected languages: Sama
UPSID number: 2412
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, W. Malayo-Polynesian
The languages has 32 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Sama is spoken in the Capul Island near San Bernadino Strait, northwest Samar in the phillipines. All vowels except schwa occur long and short and all consonants except /h/ and /?/ may appear geminate. Long vowels do not occur before geminates. Since prenasalized consonants can be geminated and permit a long vowel to precede they are treated as single consonants. Verheijen's final diphthongs /ai,au/ are interpreted as /aj,aw/.
Sources: Verheijen, J.A.J. 1986. The Sama/Bajau Language in the Lesser Sunda Islands. Pacific Linguistics, Series D, No. 70. Materials in Languages of Indonesia, No. 32, series editor W.A.L Stokhof. Australian National University, Canberra.