Language name: CUBEO
UPSID number: 6846
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Macro-Tucanoan
This language has 23 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.348597320 (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 d d_ tS B 6D x "l[ i i_ u "e "o a i~ i_~ u~ "e~ "o~ a~
Comment: Voiced stops have prenasalized variants utterance initially or following a nasalized vowel. Preceding a nasalized vowel they are nasal consonants (/b/->[m], etc.). The vowels /e,o,a/ are all classed as "low" but on the basis of symbols chosen it is assumed /e,o/ are mid vowels. Cubeo has two level tones and stress, which may only fall on a high-tone syllable.
Source(s): Salser, J.K. 1971. Cubeo phonemics. Linguistics 75: 74-9.

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