Language name: KOYA
UPSID number: 2905
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Dravidian
This language has 24 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.407612712 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p tD t. k b dD d. g h sD tS dZ r[ l m n n. vA j i e 4 a_ u
Comment: Gommu dialect. All consonants except /h/ occur geminate and all vowels appear long and short. The retroflex consonants are not the sublaminal type found most commonly in Dravidian languages but are apical postalveolar. Tyler's vowel descriptions seem sometimes at variance with the choice of symbols for transcription: the low back vowel might be rounded.
Source(s): Tyler, S.A. 1969. Koya: an outline grammar. University of California Publications in Linguistics, 54. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.

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