Language name: USAN
UPSID number: 8630
Alternate name(s): WANUMA
Classification: Papuan, Trans-New Guinea
This language has 20 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.509534368 (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 ? b d g mb nd Ng s m n j w i E a O u ^
Comment: Usan is spoken in the Adelbert Ranges, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea. Plain and prenasalized voiced plosives only contrast in medial and final position., /d/ is [d] initially but an alveolar flap elsewhere. A considerable number of vowel sequences "with one mora timing" occur; these are interpreted nonetheless as vowel sequences.
Source(s): Reesink, G.P. 1987. Structures and their functions in Usan: A Papuan language of Papua New Guinea. John Benjamins.

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