Enf/Phonology

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Phoneme Inventory

Vowels

front middle back
high i u
middle e ȯ
low a o


Consonants

bilabial dental palatal velar laryngal
stops p, b t, d tʲ, dʲ k, g ʔ
affricates t͡ʃ t͡ʃʲ
fricatives s, ʃ, ð sʲ, ʃʲ h
nasals m n ŋ
laterals l
trills r
glides j


processes

  1. there is partial or complete vowel reduction in the middle and at the end of word
  2. consonants preceding i and e are palatalized
  3. alternations: a/u; a/o; a/i; o/e; o/u; ʔ/ð; ʔ/n; ʔ/r


Source: Künnap, A. 1999 'Enets' (Languages of the World: Materials; 186). München, Newcastle: LINCOM

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