Language name: NGANASAN
UPSID number: 2157
Alternate name(s): TAVGY
Classification: Ural-Altaic, Samoyed
This language has 29 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.403012463 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p b "t "d c dj k g ? m "n nj N 6D kx "s "l lj "r j i y i_ u "e "@ "o a a+
Comment: Nganasan is spoken in Taymyr eninsula, Siberia, USSR. Northenmost people ini th eUSSR near Yakut, Dolgan and Evenki people. Tereshchenko (1979) notes a large number of diphthongs. At least some of these result from joining stem vowel and suffix vowel together. For this reason they have been treated here as sequences.
Source(s): Castren, M.A. 1966. Grammatik der Samojedischen Sprachen (Indiana University Publications, Uralic and Altaic Series 53 [Reprint of 1854 edition, St. Petersburg]). Indiana University, Bloomington.
Tereshchenko, N.M. 1966. Nganasanskij jazyk. In V.V. Vinogradov (ed.), Jazyki Narodov SSSR, Vol. 3. Nauka, Moscow and Leningrad: 438-57.
Tereshchenko, N.M. 1979. Nganasanskij Jazyk. Nauka, Leningrad.

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