Language name: MAXAKALI
UPSID number: 6858
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Macro-Ge
This language has 20 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.353325942 (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 ? mb nd Ng tS ndZ h i "e a "o uu i~ "e~ a~ "o~ uu~
Comment: Maxakali is spoken in northeastern Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Prenasalized stops, except the velar one, lose their stop component before nasalized vowels. The voiceless affricate is often just a fricative. Syllable-final consonants can be replaced by a "cognate vowel" especially when followed by a homorganic consonant.
Source(s): Gudschinsky, S.C. Popovich, F. and Popovich, H. 1970. Native reaction and phonetic similarity in Maxakali phonology. Language 46/1.

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