Language name: JACALTEC
UPSID number: 6780
Alternate name(s):
Classification: North American, Penutian
This language has 32 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.333910754 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: ? ph th kh t' k' q< b< tsh tSh ts' tS' t.s' P X h s S s. m n N r[ l j w i E a o u
Comment: Jacaltec is spoken in the Huehuetenango department of Guatemala near the Mexican border. Loanwords from Spanish may add /b,d,g,x/ to the segments listed here. The implosive segments listed here appear to be variably implosive or ejective -- the only indication of voicing is the choice of symbol.
Source(s): Craig, C.G. 1977. The Structure of Jacaltec. University of Texas, Austin.
Day, C. 1972. The Jacaltec Language. Indiana University, Bloomington.

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