|Classification:||South American, Macro-Carib|
|This language has||25 segments|
|Its Frequency index is||0.408159645 (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 t_ k ? "ts tS m "n "rr j w i u uu "e "o "o( a i~ u~ "e~ "@~ "o~ a~|
|Comment:||Panare is spoken in Bolivar state, Venezuela. Cauty's description of this language is problematical in several respects. Phonetic syllable-final fricatives are treated as allophones of glottal stop since they alternate with ? but it is not clear whether ? is the product of neutralization or if the fricative quality can be predicted from other environmental features. Nasalized vowels vary with syllables with a final nasal.|
|Source(s):||Cauty, A. 1974. Los sistemas fonologicos y silabicos de la lengua Panare. Revista Colombiana de Antropologia 17: 251-254.
Cauty, A. 1974. Un criterio de decision sobre la presencia de la oclusiva glotal en el idioma Panare. Revista Colombiana de Antropologia 17: 255-258.
Cauty, A. 1978. An approach to the phonological and syllabic systems of the Panare language. Summer Institute in Linguistics, Amerindia Series 3: 85-103.