Language name: TSOU
UPSID number: 2418
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, Tsouic
This language has 21 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.433111604 (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 ? m "n N f v h i "e a "o u u+ b* t.s s. z. "l*
Comment: Tsou is spoken on the western side of Mt. Ali in Taiwan. Vowel sequences are common but can be analyzed as heterosyllabic. Stress generally falls on the penultimate syllable. The laryngealized segments are described as "preglottalized"; the laryngealized lateral is distinct from the sequence /?l/ but /?b/ is not reported by Tung (1964).
Source(s): Tung, T-H. 1964. A Descriptive Study of the Tsou Language, Formosa (Special Publication 48). Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

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