Language name: SA'BAN
UPSID number: 2415
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Austro-Tai, West Malayo-Polynesian
This language has 26 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.531297970 (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 g m n nj N s tS dZ h l ? i E a O u "@ i_ j w k r[
Comment: Sa'ban is spoken in the northeast on Sarawak border, South of Lundayeh in Kalimantan, Indonesia. All vowels have long and short forms, which contrast in closed syllables. Except for /a/ long vowels are usually pronounced with an offglide to schwa. Morphological patterns suggest that the quite large number of complex syllable onsets (hm, bw, mb, etc.) should be treated as sequences.
Source(s): Clayre, I.F.C.S. 1973. The phonesmes of Sa'ban: a language of Highland Borneo. Linguistics 100: 26-46.

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