Language name: KALKATUNGU
UPSID number: 8369
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Australian, Pama-Nyungan
This language has 23 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.433047334 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p tD t t. c k m nD n n. nj N r[ lD l l. lj r.A j w i u a
Comment: Initially nasal + stop clusters occur; as these are among a larger number of medial clusters such clusters are not treated as prenasalized stops. Stops are "basically voiceless lenis stops", but voicing through coarticulation is normal. There is no initial contrast of alveolar and retroflex.
Source(s): Blake, B.J. 1979. A Kalkatungu Grammar. Pacific Linguistics Series B, no. 57. The Australian National University.

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