|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.227297364 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Krauss (1965) reported that there were "3 persons capable of serving adequately as informants for Eyak". Apart from loanwords /m,n/ "could be interpreted as w and l respectively, followed by a nasalized vowel". Short oral vowels are often in free variation, the non-high vowel variation being obscurely described. Krauss includes 'aspiration' and 'glottalization' of vowels as modifications similar to length and nasalization. Since there are consonants /h,?/, and verb stems in -V:? ("long glottalized nucleus") seem to count as closed, these are interpreted as postvocalic -h and -?.
||Krauss, M.E. 1965. Eyak: a preliminary report. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/RCL 10:2,3: 167-187.