Language name: LENAKEL
UPSID number: 2426
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, East Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 21 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.493717664 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p pW t k f h s m mW n N r[ l gA w i "e a "o u "@
Comment: Lenakel is spoken in the west-central part of the island of Tanna in Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides). Schwa is higher after an alveolar consonant; other nonlow vowels are lower in closed than in open syllables. Sequences of nasal or liquid + h become voiceless nasal or liquid.
Source(s): Lynch, J. 1978. A Grammar of Lenakel (Pacific Linguistics, Series B, 55). Australian National University, Canberra.

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