Language name: NANAI
UPSID number: 2168
Alternate name(s): GOLDI
Classification: Ural-Altaic, Tungus
This language has 24 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.432926829 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p b "t "d k g B "s jF tS dZ x m "n nj N "l "r i a o u @ I
Comment: Nanai is spoken in the extreme Soviet far east, confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, scattered in Ussuri valley and Sikhote-alin, settled more densely in the Amur valley below Khabarovsk, in USSR. All vowels also appear long. Vn in final position -> V~. There are also 24 vowel combinations which Avrorin calls "diphthongs". Avrorin treats long vowels, nasalized vowels, and diphthongs as phonemic units, resulting in 42 vocalic phonemes.
Source(s): Avrorin, V.A. 1968. Nanajski jazyk. In V.V. Vinogradov (ed.), Jazyki Narodov SSSR, Vol. 5. Nauka, Leningrad and Moscow: 5: 129-48.

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