Language name: SUI
UPSID number: 2403
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, Li-Kam-Tai
This language has 54 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.272891517 (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 "t "th "d k kh q qh ? b "d* ts tsh tS tSh P "s "z S x gF RF gF* hm m "hn "n nj m* "n* nj* N* hN N "l w j h w* j* i "e a "o u "@ 3 b* hnj kW kWh NW hNW
Comment: Sui is spoken in the districts of Sandu and Libo in Guizhou and district of Nandan in Gungxi in China. Sui has 6 tones in non-checked syllables, but only 2 iun syllables ending in /p,t,k/. Since /-w/ only occurs with velars these have been interpreted as labialized velars.
Source(s): Li, F-K. 1948. The distribution of initials and tones in the Sui language. Language 244: 160-7.

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