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rarum 7

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rarum 7: bilabial trill /è/,
(i) prenasalized bilabial stop with trilled release, or
(ii) trilled fricated vowel as syllabic variant of labial fricative

Where found
(i) Nias (Sundic, Western Malayo-Polynesian, Austronesian), Kele, Titan, and perhaps other members of the Admiralty subgroup (Oceanic, Eastern Malayo-Polynesian, Austronesian);
(ii) Luquan Yi (Tibeto-Burman, Sino-Tibetan)
Domain
phonology
Subdomain
phoneme inventory
Keywords
bilabial, trill
Type
rarum
Universals violated
none
Source
Ladefoged, Peter & Ian Maddieson (1996). The Sounds of the World’s Languages. Oxford: Blackwell.
Dryer, Matthew S. (1997). Why statistical universals are better than absolute universals. Chicago Linguistic Society 33, The Panels: 123-145.

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