Language name: TIRURAY
UPSID number: 2431
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, West Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 22 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.542229389 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: t k ? b d g P h s m n N r l j w i i_ u E O a
Comment: Tiruray is spoken in Cotabato province, south-west Mindanao, Philippines. /w/ is described by Post (1966) as a 'bilabial nonsyllabic vocoid' and as a 'back vocoid' -- presumably it is labial-velar.
Source(s): Post, U.R. 1966. The phonology of Tiruray. Philippine Journal of Science 95/3: 563-75.
Schlegel, S.A. 1971. Tiruray-English Lexicon. University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London.

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