Language name: CAMSA
UPSID number: 6863
Alternate name(s): KAMENTZA
Classification: South American, Equatorial
This language has 28 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.466661387 (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 b d g ts tS t.s f x s S s. m n nj r[ l lj j w i "e a "o u i_
Comment: Camsa is spoken in the Sibundoy valley, Putumayo region, Colombia. Influence of Spanish has introduced a pattern of voiced stop laxing in medial position and has resulted in clearly establishing /f/ as a separate phoneme.
Source(s): Howard, L. 1967. Camsa phonology. Phonemic systems of Colombian languages, pp. 73-87. Summer Institute of Linguistics and University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Howard, L. 1979. Fonologia del Camsa. Sistemos Fonologicos de Idiomas Colombianos, I. SIL, Loma Linda, Colombia.
Mongui Sanchez, J.R. 1981. La Lengua Kame.ntza. Fonetica-fonologia-textos. Publicaciones del Instituto Caro y Cuervo LIX, Bogota.

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