Language name: MBABARAM
UPSID number: 8373
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Australian, Pama-Nyungan
This language has 24 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.348762010 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: b "d d_ g gW mb "nd nd_ Ng NgW m "n n_ N NW r.[ "r "l j w i a uu u
Comment: Mbabaram was spoken between the Walsh and Herbert rivers in northern Queensland, Australia. Dixon's descriptions (1966 a,b) are long on formalisms but short of phonetic detail. The simple stops are interpreted as voiced on the basis of symbols chosen by Dixon.
Source(s): Dixon, R.M.W. 1966a. Mbabaram: a dying Australian language. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Languages (London) 29: 97-121.
Dixon, R.M.W. 1966b. Mbarabam Phonology. Stephen Austin and Sons, Ltd., Hertford.

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