Language name: NYAH KUR
UPSID number: 2315
Alternate name(s): CHAO BON
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Mon
This language has 50 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.261552106 (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 c k ? ph "th ch kh b "d C h m "n nj N hm "hn "rr "hrr "l "hl j w hw i e E a O o( o uu u ih eh Eh ah Oh o(h oh uuh uh i@ uu@ u@ i@h u@h uu@h
Comment: Nyah Kur is spoken in Thailand in some communities along the eastern margin of the Central Plain (Chao Praya basin). It has a "register" system involving primarily phonation contrasts, represented here as a plain/breathy distinction in vowels. All vowels may appear long and short. A final consonant described by Diffloth (1984) as "an s-like sound" and transcribed as a voiceless palatal approximant has been interpreted as a palatal fricative. Thongkum (1984) transcribes it as a devoiced palatal stop, but it contrasts with /-c/.
Source(s): Diffloth, G. 1984. The Dvaravati Old Mon Language and Nyah Kur. Chulalongkorn University Printing House, Bangkok.
Thongkum, T. 1984. Nyah Kur (Chao Bon)-Thai-English Dictionary. Chulalongkorn University Printing House, Bangkok.

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