Language name: GARAWA
UPSID number: 8345
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Australian, Garawan
This language has 22 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.373714977 (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_ t. c k m n n_ n. nj N r l l_ l. r.A j w I a U
Comment: Garawa is spoken in the northeast of Northern Territory and an adjoining area of Queensland. The segments labelled palatal stop and nasal in UPSID are described as "lamino-velar" by Furby (1974). They have lengthened vowels with an [-i] offglide preceding them and do not occur word-initially. A considerable number of medial consonant clusters occur. Vowels have considerable allophonic variation. Stress falls on the first syllable of the (phonological) word.
Source(s): Furby, C.E. 1974. Garawa Phonology. Pacific Linguistics, Series A, No. 37:1-11. Australian National University, Canberra.

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