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p           *t               k   q  
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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Fricative
      v                   ʝ   ɣ                
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
  β̞                                            
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l           ʎ        
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Koryak
UPSID number: 2709
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Chukchi-Kamchatkan
The languages has 21 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Koryak is spoken by a few hundred people on the Kamchatka peninsula in the USSR. A vowel harmony process requires vowels in a word to belong to set 1 (i,u,e) or set 2 (e,o,a). Many transcriptions are given with a schwa vowel in Zhukova (1980) but their origin is not explained. Palatal laterals occur before most vowels but are described as "palatalized variants" of /l/. From the data available they appear contrastive. All consonants except /?/ can appear geminated.
Sources: Zhukova, A.N. 1980. Jazyk palanskikh Korjakov. Nauka, Leningrad.