||Papuan, Trans-New Guinea
|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.418008291 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Wahgi is spoken in the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It is analyzed as having word-level high, low and rising tone patterns and also stress (Phillips 1976). The i/I contrast seems marginal and may depend on tone. Laterals do not occur word-initially and are voiceless fricatives or affricates finally; Phillips reports them as varying with voiced fricatives medially. Ladefoged, Cochran and Disner (1977) report voiced lateral approximants in medial position.
||Phillips, D.J. 1976. Wahgi Phonology and Morphology. Pacific Linguistics series B, no. 36.