Phonemic inventory

Consonants
LabialAlveolarVelarGlottal
Nasalmn
Stoptkʔ
Affricatet͡sʼk͡xk͡xʼ
Fricativefs
Approximantlw

Vowels
FrontBack
Highiu
Mid-lowɛɛ̃ɔɔ̃
Lowɑɑ̃

Syllable structure

(C1)V(C2)(C3)

C1: a consonant
V: a vowel
C2: a consonant
C3: an alveolar consonant; i.e. one of /n t tʼ t͡sʼ s l/

Allophony

Some words

/nɑɑtʼ/[nɑɑtʼ]
/k͡xʼitɛ̃tʼ/[k͡xʼi̥tɛ̃tʼ]
/ɛt͡sʼwi/[ɛ̥t͡sʼw̥i̥]
/ɛk͡xɑt͡sʼ/[ɛ̥q͡χɑ̥t͡sʼ]
/wɛk͡xi/[wɛk͡xi̥]
/fɑ̃/[fɑ̃]
/lɛ̃lĩ/[lɛ̃lĩ]
/fɔnkĩn/[fɔ̥ŋ̥kĩn]
/tɔt͡sʼtĩtʼ/[tɔ̥t͡stĩtʼ]
/mɔlfɔ̃s/[mɔl̥fɔ̃s]
/sɑ̃k͡xɑ/[sɑ̃q͡χɑ̥]
/fɔni/[fɔni]
/fɛtʼnɔ̃/[fɛdnɔ̃]
/mɑ̃k͡xtin/[mɑ̃k͡xtin]
/sɑ̃mu/[sɑ̃mu]
/mɔ̃mu/[mɔ̃mu]
/kɛ̃wɛ/[qɜ̃wɛ]
/k͡xʼũku/[k͡xʼũku̥]
/sɔli/[sɔli]
/kɛ/[kɛ̥]
/lɑ̃tʼkɔ̃/[lɑ̃tqɔ̃]
/wũk͡xu/[wũk͡xu̥]
/wɔ̃l/[wɔ̃l]
/fɛ̃nfɔ̃l/[fɛ̃ɱ̥fɔ̃l]
/kɛ̃kɑ/[kɛ̃qɑ̥]
/mift͡sʼmĩt/[mivd͡zmĩt]
/kimit͡sʼ/[kimit͡sʼ]
/tɛtʼ/[tɛ̥tʼ]
/nɛ̃t͡sʼku/[nɛ̃t͡sku̥]
/kɔkʼk͡xʼĩ/[qɔ̥kk͡xʼĩ]

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