Language name: ALAWA
UPSID number: 8354
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Australian, Maran
This language has 26 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.318864063 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: m n n. N r j n_ nd_ mb nd nd. Ng w l l. l_ I a "e UU p t t_ t. k rA
Comment: Plosives vary in perceived voicing. Prenasalized stops can be distinguished from homorganic nasal + plosive on the basis of syllabification. The contrast between retroflex and alveolar is limited to intervocalic positions. /e/ seems to be a recent development from /a/.
Source(s): Sharpe, M. 1972. Alawa Phonology and Grammar (Australian Aboriginal Studies 37). Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra.

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