Language name: HUAVE
UPSID number: 6716
Alternate name(s):
Classification: North American, Penutian
This language has 29 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.389632235 (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 k kW b "d mb "nd Ng NgW "ts P h "6 gF "s m "n "r[ "r "l j w i "e a "o u uu
Comment: San Francisco del Mar dialect. Huave is spoken in southeastern coastal areas of Oaxaca, Mexico. "Dental" consonants are palatalized before front vowels or glides; word-final palato-alveolars are analyzed by Suarez (1975) as followed by a semi-vowel. Huave has a two-level tone system with little functional load. Vowels can be long and short.
Source(s): Kreger, G.A.S. and Scharfe de Stairs, E.F. 1981. Diccionario Huave de San Mateo del Mar. Serie de Vocabularios y Diccionarios Indigenas "Mariano Silva y Aceves", Num. 24. Instituto Linguistico de Verano, Mexico, D.F.
Suarez, J.A. 1975. Estudios Huaves. Coleccion cientifica: Linguistica 22. Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico.

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