|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.292890798 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Itelmen is spoken by some older speakers on the west coast of the Kamchatka peninsula, USSR. Volodin (1976) describes a limited vowel harmony system based on height, /i,u/ -> /e,o/ and /e/ -> /a/ when a low(er) vowel follows. Glottal stop is largely found at morpheme boundaries. Several phonetic descriptions are vague; /a/ may be central or front, the lateral fricatives might not be actually fricative, the alveolar ejective affricate might be be palato-alveolar (it is described as contrasting with /tS/ by being non-palatalized).
||Volodin, A.P. 1976. Itel'menskij Jazyk. Nauka, Leningrad.