Language name: NEPALI
UPSID number: 2023
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Indo-European, Indic
This language has 39 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.302916596 (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. k ph tDh t.h kh b dD d. g bh dDh d.h gh ts tsh dz dzh h s m nD N r[ l i "e a "o u "@ i~ "e~ a~ "o~ u~ "@~
Comment: Nearly all sequences of the six oral vowels are reported; syllabification of such sequences seems to be variable. Nasalized nonlow vowels are less clearly contrastive than the low one -- some words show variation between final nasalized vowel and final nasal consonant.
Source(s): Bandhu, C.M., Dahal, B.M., Holzhausen, A., Hale, A. 1971. Nepali Segmental Phonology. Summer Institute of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur.

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