Language name: SIERRA MIWOK
UPSID number: 6779
Alternate name(s):
Classification: North American, Penutian
This language has 21 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.558335973 (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 ? tS h sD S m n N l j w i i_ u E O a
Comment: Southern Sierra Miwok used to be spoken in Mariposa county, California. In the 1960's there were about 20 speakers living. Stops vary between voiced and voiceless intervocalically. Consonants may be long - Freeland (1951) says geminates only occur medially but Broadbent (1965) indicates they also occur finally.
Source(s): Broadbent, S.M. 1964. The Southern Sierra Miwok Language. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.
Freeland, L.S. 1951. Language of the Sierra Miwok. Indiana University Publications in Anthropology and Linguistics, suppl. to IJAL 17/1.

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