Language name: JAPRERIA
UPSID number: 6848
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Macro-Carib
This language has 24 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.456577975 (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 ? tS b h S m "n l[ j i i_ u "e "o a i~ i_~ u~ "e~ "o~ a~
Comment: /b/ includes bilabial and labial-velar approximant allophones. The central high vowel only occurs in penultimate syllables under weak stress -- it is not clear if it could be regarded as a variant of one of the other vowels.
Source(s): Durbin, M. and Seijas, H. 1972. The phonological structure of the Western Carib languages of the Sierra de Perija, Venezuela. Atti del XL Congresso Internalzionale degli Americanisti. vol. III: 69-77.

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