Kubeo

Language code
cub
Location
1°20'42"N 70°27'50"W
Family
Tucanoan
ConsonantsBilabialDentalAlveolarPost-
alveolar
PalatalVelarGlottal
Plain stop/affricateptk
Voiced stopbd
Fricativeh
Approximantð̞jw
Tap, flapɾ
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Highiɨu
Mideo
Lowa
Suprasegmental
Tone, nasal harmony
Bibliography

Chacon, Thiago Costa. 2012. The phonology and morphology of Kubeo: the documentation, theory, and description of an Amazonian language. PhD diss, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Morse, Nancy and Michael Maxwell. 1999. Gramática del cubeo. Bogotá: Editorial Alberto Lleras Camargo.

Ferguson, Judith, Cari Hollinger, Linda Criswell, and Nancy Morse. 2000. El Cubeo. In Maria Stella González de Pérez and María Luisa Rodríguez de Montes (eds.), Lenguas indígenas de Colombia: Una visión descriptiva. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo. 357-372.

Notes

There is modest evidence for a contrastive voiced interdental fricative phoneme, which Morse and Maxwell (1999: 5) prefer to treat as an allophone of /j/.

Ferguson (et al.) appear to posit a glottal fricative where Morse and Maxwell (1999) posit a velar fricative, but this is not entirely clear.