Language name: BRUU
UPSID number: 2316
Alternate name(s): BROU
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Katuic
This language has 42 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.312691374 (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 ? ph "th kh b "d cC, h "s m "n nj N "rr "l j w i e E a a_) O ^ o o( u uu ih eh Eh ah a_)h Oh ^h oh o(h uh uuh
Comment: Western dialect. W. Bruu is spoken in areas of Savannehkhet province, Laos and Ubon Rachathani province, Thailand. The 'register' distinction between plain and breathy voice quality is localized in the vowels in this interpretation. Aspirated or voiced stops do not occur before breathy vowels, neither does /s/. The inital ("minor") syllable of disyllabic words does not have plain/breathy contrast. Vowels are nasalized rather than breathy in phonologically "breathy" syllables after /h/ and /?/.
Source(s): Thongkum, T.L. 1979. The distribution of the sounds of Bruu. Mon-Khmer Studies VIII:221-93.

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