Language name: TIGAK
UPSID number: 2425
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, East Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 17 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.500847789 (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 b g B s m n N lF r i E 4 O u
Comment: Tigak is spoken in New Ireland province, northen, also Western Djaul Island in Papua New Guinea. Vowel sequences are interpreted as such and not as diphthongs or as vowel + glide combinations. /k/ and /g/ are described as "backed"; it is not clear if these should be considered uvular.
Source(s): Beaumont, C.H. 1979. The Tigak language of New Ireland. (Pacific Linguistics Series B, 58). Australian National University, Canberra.

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