Language name: YAY
UPSID number: 2402
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, Li-Kam-Tai
This language has 34 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.389200470 (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 b "t "th "d c ch k kh ? m "n nj N f 0D "s h "l "rr j i E "@ a a: O u uu w ia uua ua
Comment: Yay is spoken in Northwestern Vietnam and a few speakers in the South in Vietnam, also in Southern Yunnan uin China. There are 6 tones on non-stopped syllables, 4 essentially level, 1 rising, and 1 falling.
Source(s): Gedney, W.J. 1965. Yay, a Northern Tai language in North Vietnam. Lingua 14: 180-93.

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