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Use base consonants only
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Labio-dental
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Plosive
p           t               k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Implosives
  ɓ           ɗ                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Affricates
                tʃʰ                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fricative
        s     ʃ         ʝ x ɣ             h  
Sibilant fricatives
                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                                               
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
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Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Phlong
UPSID number: 2520
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Karenic
The languages has 37 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Phlong is spoken in the Irrawaddy Delta and northern Tenasserim areas of Myanmar (Burma) and in southwestern Chiang Mai, Thailand. Phlong has four tones on main syllables: high, mid, low and falling. Syllables with final glottal stop may only have high (which rises in this environment) or falling tone. Final velar nasal often surfaces as nasalization of the end of the vowel, sometimes with a raised offglide.
Sources: Cooke, J.R., Hudspith, J.E., Morris, J.A. 1976. Phlong (Pwo Karen of Hot District, Chiang Mai). In W.A. Smalley (ed.), Phonemes and Orthography: Language Planning in Ten Minority Languages of Thailand. Pacific Linguistics, Series C, 43:187-220.