Phonology

LabialAlveolarVelarUvularGlottal
centrallateralpalatalplainlabialized
Nasalmn
Stopplain(b) p(d) t(g) k(gʷ) kʷqʔ
aspiratedkʷʰ
Affricativet͡ɬ
Fricativesʃh
Liquid(d͡l)(ɺ) l
Approximatejw
  • /b/, /d/, /g/, /gʷ/ and /d͡l/ are respectively allophones of /p/, /t/, /k/, /kʷ/ and /t͡ɬ/ that can occur between vowels.
  • /ɺ/ is an allophone of /l/ that can occur at the beginning of words and in between vowels.
FrontCentralBack
longshortlongshortlongshort
Closei(uː)(u)
Midɛːɛo
Openäːä(ɑː)(ɑ)
  • /u/ is an allophone of /o/
  • /ä/ becomes /ɑ/ next to /q/