Language name: SEDANG
UPSID number: 2304
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Bahnaric
This language has 55 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.246401935 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p ph mb "t "th "nd "d* k kh Ng tS ndZ "s S m m* hm "n "n* "hn nj nj* N N* hN "l "l* "hl "r "r* "hr ? h i i* e e* E E* a a* u u* o o* O O* j w hw w* b* hnj j* hj
Comment: Sedang is spoken in Gia Lai-Cong Tum Province in Vietnam. Smith reports highly restricted nasalized vowels, after /h,?/ only. There are complex relationships between laryngealization of vowels, allowable final consonants and vowel diphthongization. In closed syllables, laryngealized vowels occur only before /j,w/ and nasals. These syllables could be interpreted as terminating with laryngealized consonants, but in open syllables plain and laryngealized vowels contrast and both differ from final -? and -h syllables.
Source(s): Smith, K.D. 1968. Laryngealization and de-laryngealization in Sedang phonemics. Linguistics 38: 52-69.

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