Language name: AINU
UPSID number: 2140
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Ural-Altaic, Ainu
This language has 16 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.630820399 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t k tS s m n h i E a u O j w r[
Comment: Ainu is spoken rpimarily in Japan, but th ere are a few speakers in USSR. /j,w/ can precede or follow most vowels.
Source(s): Patrie, J. 1982. The genetic relationship of the Ainu Language. University Press of Hawaii.
Simeon, G. 1969. Hokkaido Ainu phonemics. Journal of the American Oriental Society 89: 751-7.

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