Language name: NUNGGUBUYU
UPSID number: 8353
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Australian, Ungrouped
This language has 23 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.354477972 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p m tD t n t. n. k N t_ n_ lD l l. r j w r.A I a UU 4 nD
Comment: Plosives "in word initial and preconsonantal positions ... are usually voiceless and unaspirated. In intervocalic and postconsonantal positions they vary freely between voiceless and voiced unaspirated. In word final position ... [they are] between voiceless aspirated and voiceless unaspirated." (Hughes and Leeding, 1971).
Source(s): Hughes, E.J. and Leeding, V.J. 1971. The phonemes of Nunggubuyu. Papers on the Languages of Australian Aboriginals (Australian Aboriginal Studies 38): 72-81.

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