Language name: TAGALOG
UPSID number: 2414
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, West Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 23 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.497927311 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p b m g N ? h j w I U k "e a "o tD dD tS f s nD r[ l
Comment: Tagalog is spoken in Manila, most of Luzon and Mindoro in the Philipines. /o/ and /e/ were in predictable alternation with /i/ and /u/ in native vocabulary but loanwords from Spanish and English have added contrastive function to the mid vowels.
Source(s): Bloomfield, L. 1917. Tagalog Texts with Grammatical Analysis (University of Illinois Studies in Language and Literature 3/2-3). University of Illinois, Urbana.
Schachter, P. and Otanes, F.T. 1972. Tagalog Reference Grammar. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.

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