Language name: TULU
UPSID number: 2906
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Dravidian, South Dravidian
This language has 37 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.314196680 (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 tS dZ x s S s. m n. nj N r lD l. vA j i uu u e o E 4 i: u: e: o: E: a: nD
Comment: Stops occur aspirated in some words on some occasions. Bhat says this is perhaps due to influence from Sanskrit; some of the examples are clearly Indic loan words, which perhaps sometimes receive a "learned" pronunciation.
Source(s): Bhat, D.N.S., 1967. Descriptive analysis of Tulu. (Buildig Centenary and Silver Jubilee Series, 15). Poona-Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute.

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