Language name: BARDI
UPSID number: 8357
Alternate name(s): NYULNYUL
Classification: Australian, Nyulnyulan
This language has 24 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.407150776 (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. k m n n. N l l. r r.A j w i a O u i: a: u: t_ l_ n_
Comment: "The principal members of the stop phones are voiceless, although there are voiced allophones for all five" (Metcalfe 1971). Retroflex plosives and nasals do not occur word-initially; retroflex /r./ does occur initially but alveolar /r/ doesn't. Establishment of a length contrast in vowels is tentative.
Source(s): Metcalfe, C.D. 1971. A tentative statement of the Bardi aboriginal language. Papers on the Languages of Australian Aboriginals (Australian Aboriginal Studies 38): 82-92.

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