| Name: Tuk Dim
Head Direction: Last
Number of genders: None
|Plosive||p b||t d||k g|
*Only pronounced at the end of a syllable.Edit
*This glyph represents an aveolar nasal click.Edit
**This glyph is merely used as a vowel place holder and is never voiced except when adding emphasis.Edit
*This glyph can be pronounced as either final "R" or final "L" though with varying connotations: the former is considered standard pronounciation, but the latter is increasingly more common, especially among the younger generations.Edit
*This glyph is pronounced more like the American English schwa "UH" found in the word "what"Edit
There are 3 level tones and 4 contour tones, making a total of 7 possible tones. Tone (1) is high level, (2) is high rising, (3) is high falling, (4) is mid level or neutral, (5) is low falling, (6) is low rising, and (7) is low level.
The relative pitch of the tones varies with the speaker; consequently, descriptions vary from one sources to another. The difference between high and mid level tone (1 and 4) is about twice that between mid and low level (4 and 7).
High falling (3) only drops to mid level, while low falling (5) starts at the same pitch as mid level, but then drops past low level. As is common with falling tones, they are shorter than the three level tones.
The same goes for the two rising tones, (2) starting from mid level and rising past high level, while (6) starts from below low level and ending at mid level.