Language name: IRANXE
UPSID number: 6845
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Macro-Tucanoan
This language has 39 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.314571607 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p pW "t "tW k kJ ? b bW "d h "s S m mW "n "r[ "l j w hw i i_ u E O a i~ i_~ u~ E~ O~ a~ i_i ai Oi i_i~ ai~ Oi~
Comment: Iranxe voiced bilabial stops occur only word initially, and are optionally prenasalized but they contrast with nasals before both oral and nasalized vowels. Nasalized vowels before stops have a nasal consonant offset. Vowels (but not diphthongs apparently) occur both long and short. Labialisation of bilabials and in /tW/ is replaced by palatalization when the following vowel is /u/.
Source(s): Meader, R.E. 1967. Iranxe: notas gramaticais e lista vocabular. (Publicacoes serie diversos linguistica II.) Museu Nacional (+ Univ. federal do Rio de Janeiro?), Rio de Janeiro.

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