Language name: PAIWAN
UPSID number: 2434
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, Paiwanic
This language has 26 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.384615385 (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 "tJ k q ? b "d "dJ d. g t.s v s. z. m "n N l.[ "r "lJ j i "@ a u
Comment: Kulalao dialect. Paiwan is spoken in upland areas of Pingtung and Taitung counties in Southern Taiwan. /v/ is [w] in syllable-final position but a fricative when prevocalic. It may be bilabial rather than labio-dental.
Source(s): Ferrel, R. 1982. Paiwan dictionary. Canberra: Dept. of Linguistics nad Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University.
Ho, Dah-an, 1977 The phonological system of Butonglu: a Paiwan dialect. (Paiwanyu danlu Fangyan de yinyun xitong) BIHP 48/4: 595-618.

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