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General informationEdit

PhonologyEdit

For more information, read the article about Tamian phonology: Tamian language/Phonology

ConsonantsEdit

Consonants
Manner ↓ Place→ Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Postalveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Voice→ Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd. Vl. Vd.
Nasal (m) n (ŋ)
Plosive p b t d k g
Fricative f (v) θ (ð) s z ʃ (ʒ) (ç) (x) (ʁ) h
Approximant j w
Flap or tap ɾ
Trill (r:) ʀ
Lat. app. l

VowelsEdit

Monophthongs
Front Near-front Central Near-back Back
Close i: (y:) u:
Near-close ɪ (ʏ) ʊ
Close-mid (e:) (ø:) o:
Mid ə
Open-mid (ɛ) (œ) ɔ
Open a a:
Diphthongs
Starting with ... Ending in ...
[ɪ] ~ [j] [a], [a:], [ɔ], [o:], [ʊ] or [u:]
[ʊ] ~ [w] [a], [a:], [ɪ], [i:] [ɔ] or [o:]
[a] or [ɔ] [ʊ]

StressEdit

The stress of Tamian words is always on one of the last three syllables of a word.

AlphabetEdit

Monophthongs
Phoneme Phones
A /a/ [a] , [ɛ]
B /b/ [b] , [v]
C /ʃ/ [ʃ]
D /d/ [d] , [ð]
E /ə/ [ə]
F /f/ [f]
G /g/ [g] , [ʒ]
H /h/ [h] , [x] , [ç]
I /i/ [ɪ] , [j]
J /j/ [j]
K /k/ [k]
L /l/ [l]
N /n/ [n] , [m] , [ŋ]
O /o/ [ɔ] , [œ]
P /p/ [p]
R /ɾ/ [ɾ]
S /s/ [s]
T /t/ [t]
Þ /θ/ [θ]
U /u/ [ʊ] , [ʏ] , [w]
W /w/ [w]
X /ʀ/ [ʀ] , [ʁ]
Z /z/ [z]

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