Language name: PHLONG
UPSID number: 2520
Alternate name(s): PWO, PHO
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Karenic
This language has 37 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.322766225 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t k ? ph th kh b< d< tS tSh fW x h vW gF sD S m n nj N r l i e a+ a O o u i_ @ ai au ai_ jF
Comment: Phlong is spoken in the Irrawaddy Delta and northern Tenasserim areas of Myanmar (Burma) and in southwestern Chiang Mai, Thailand. Phlong has four tones on main syllables: high, mid, low and falling. Syllables with final glottal stop may only have high (which rises in this environment) or falling tone. Final velar nasal often surfaces as nasalization of the end of the vowel, sometimes with a raised offglide.
Source(s): Cooke, J.R., Hudspith, J.E., Morris, J.A. 1976. Phlong (Pwo Karen of Hot District, Chiang Mai). In W.A. Smalley (ed.), Phonemes and Orthography: Language Planning in Ten Minority Languages of Thailand. Pacific Linguistics, Series C, 43:187-220.

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