Apurinã

Language code
apu
Location
9°00'00"S 67°00'00"W
Family
Arawak
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Stopptk
Affricatets
Fricativesʃh
Nasalmnɲ
Approximantjɰ
Tap, flapɾ
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Highi ĩ i: ĩ:ɨ ɨ̃ ɨ: ɨ̃:
Mide ẽ e: ẽ:o õ o: õ:
Lowa ã a: ã:
Suprasegmental
None
Bibliography

Facundes, Sidney. 2000. The Language of the Apurinã People of Brazil (Maipure/Arawak). PhD dissertation, SUNY Buffalo.

Notes

Facundes observes that “/ɲ/ and /h/ do not have phonemic status in some of the speech varieties, while in others they do.”