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Labial
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Bilabial
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Dental
Alveolar
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
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Plosive
  ⁿb         t ⁿd               ⁿɡ ⁿɡʷ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n               ŋ ŋʷ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
ɸ           s               x                  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                              w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
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Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Kwaio
UPSID number: 2433
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, East Malayo-Polynesian
The languages has 21 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Kwaio is spoken in the central mountains on Malaita, Solomon Islands. Stress is usually penultimate. Labialized velars only contrast before unrounded vowels. /l/ is an alveolar flap before high vowels. /w/ only occurs morpheme-initially and is in almost complementary distribution with the labialized velar nasal.
Sources: Keesing, R.M. 1985. Kwaio Grammar. Pacific Linguistics series B, no. 88. Department of Linguistics Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University.