Language name: TRUMAI
UPSID number: 6865
Alternate name(s):
Classification: South American, Equatorial
This language has 24 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.418976349 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p tD t k ? ts f h x: s S hm nD rD lD j w i E a o u @ t<
Comment: Trumai is spoken in the upper Xingu basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Stress is on the ultimate syllable of a root but is displaced onto a monosyllabic suffix. Nasals occur both voiced and voiceless but not contrastively, however the bilabial is reported to be much more frquently voiceless than the dental one.
Source(s): Monod-Becquelin, A. 1975. La Pratique Linguistique des Indiens Trumai (Haut-Xingu, Mato Grosso, Bresil). CNRS.

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