Language name: PANARE
UPSID number: 6849
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Macro-Carib
This language has 25 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.408159645 (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 t_ k ? "ts tS m "n "rr j w i u uu "e "o "o( a i~ u~ "e~ "@~ "o~ a~
Comment: Panare is spoken in Bolivar state, Venezuela. Cauty's description of this language is problematical in several respects. Phonetic syllable-final fricatives are treated as allophones of glottal stop since they alternate with ? but it is not clear whether ? is the product of neutralization or if the fricative quality can be predicted from other environmental features. Nasalized vowels vary with syllables with a final nasal.
Source(s): Cauty, A. 1974. Los sistemas fonologicos y silabicos de la lengua Panare. Revista Colombiana de Antropologia 17: 251-254.
Cauty, A. 1974. Un criterio de decision sobre la presencia de la oclusiva glotal en el idioma Panare. Revista Colombiana de Antropologia 17: 255-258.
Cauty, A. 1978. An approach to the phonological and syllabic systems of the Panare language. Summer Institute in Linguistics, Amerindia Series 3: 85-103.

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