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Plosive
p         t         c   k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                
Fricative
                ʃ                           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front
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Close
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Close-mid
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Close
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Close-mid
Mid
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Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Cham
UPSID number: 2411
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, W. Malayo-Polynesian
The languages has 32 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Cham is spoken mostly in Kampuchea but there are several speakers in Vietnam. Retroflex stops and fricatives occur and are interpreted by Blood (1967) as clusters of alveolars with /r/ even though the main allophone of /r/ is an alveolar flap. However, other obstruents occur in clusters with /r/ and there is a gap for /tr/ etc. Laryngealized /b,d/ vary with plain voiced [b,d]. Cham has a two-level tone system.
Sources: Blood, D.L. 1967. Phonological units in Cham. Anthropological Linguistics 9: 15-32.