Language name: BAKAIRI
UPSID number: 6856
Alternate name(s): CURA
Classification: South American, Macro-Carib
This language has 29 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.430613961 (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 g h "s S "z Z m "n "rr "l j w i e E a @ o u i~ e~ a~ o~ u~
Comment: Bakairi is spoken in the Mato Grosso, Brazil. Wheatley, (1969, 1973) provides only sketchy information on the phonology. In particular it is not clear which vowels occur nasalized, but examples are cited with the nasalized vowels shown.
Source(s): Wheatley, J. 1973. Pronouns and nominal elements in Bacairi discourse. Linguistics 104: 105-115.
Wheatley, J. 1969. Bakairi verb structure. Linguistics 47: 80-100.

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