Language name: CAYUVAVA
UPSID number: 6840
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Equatorial
This language has 33 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.400524088 (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 b dD h B s S tS dZ m n n_ r[ j w i i_ u "o E O aa a i~ i_~ u~ "o~ E~ O~ aa~ a~
Comment: Initial /b,d/ have optional prenasalization. These and /dZ/ and /B/ are also prenasalized after nasalized consonants. Key analyzes /j,w/ as allophones of /i,u/ predictable from stress facts, but examples given conflict with his rule.
Source(s): Key, H. 1961. Phonotactics of Cayuvava. International Journal of American Linguistics 27/2: 143-50.

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