Language name: KONKANI
UPSID number: 2024
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Indo-European, Indic
This language has 37 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.339186193 (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 b dD d. g cC, h f s n r[ l l. j w i e E a+ a O o u "@ i~ e~ E~ a+~ a~ O~ o~ u~ "@~ djz,
Comment: Konkani is spoken in Goa, Southern Kannada and parts of Mysore (?). The version represented here is essentially that in Madtha (1984). Other accounts of the language include sets of voiceless and voiced aspirates which appear to be spelling pronunciations, though /f/ often reflects orthographic 'ph'. All vowels have long counterparts. Stress is usually initial.
Source(s): Gajendragadkar, S.N. 1970. East Indian Fisher Folk. (Dialects in the Bombay Area I) University of Bombay.
Madtha, W. 1984. The Christian Konkani of South Kanara (a linguistic analysis). Karnatak University, Dharwad.
Major, Mehru Manecksha. 1979. Phonology of the Christian Goan Konkani Dialect (as spoken in Nagpur). Nagpur Vidyapeeth Mudranalaya, Nagpur.

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