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p b         t d             k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
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Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
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            s                               h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Iban
UPSID number: 2435
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Tai, W. Malayo-Polynesian
The languages has 25 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Iban is spoken along all the main river routes of Sarawak, Malaysia. Voiced stops, the affricates and the palatal nasal only occur syllable initially. Many two-vowel sequences occur.
Sources: Omar, A.H. 1981. The Iban Language of Sarawak: a Grammatical Description. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Scott, N.C. 1957. Notes on the pronunciation of Sea Dayak. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 20: 509-512.