||Papuan, Trans-New Guinea
|This language has
|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:
||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.
||Reesink, G.P. 1987. Structures and their functions in Usan: A Papuan language of Papua New Guinea. John Benjamins.