Karitiâna

Language code
ktn
Location
9°18'00"S 64°00'00"W
Family
Tupí
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalVelarGlottal
Stopptk
Fricativesh
Nasalmnɲŋ
Approximantw
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

Everett, Caleb. 2007. Patterns in Karitiana: Articulation, perception, and grammar. PhD dissertation, Rice University.

Storto, Luciana. 1999. Aspects of a Karitiana grammar. PhD dissertation, Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

Notes

Everett says that /b/ and /d/ appear to be gaining phonemic status (14-15).