North Junín Quechua (San Pedro de Cajas dialect)

Language code
qvn_caj
Location
11°15'22"S 75°51'22"W
Family
Quechua
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
alveolar
RetroflexPalatalVelarUvular
Plain stop/affricateptʈʂk
Voiced stopɡ
Fricativesʃxχ
Nasalmnɲŋ
Approximantjw
Tap, flapɾ
Laterallʎ
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Highi i:u u:
Lowa a:
Suprasegmental
None
Bibliography

Adelaar, Willem. 1977. Tarma Quechua: grammar, texts, dictionary. Lisse: The Peter De Ridder Press. 31-41

Adelaar, Willem. 2013. personal communication.

Notes

Phonemes /d/ and /e/ are found only in Spanish loan words.

Phonemes /β, o, o:, e:/ are found only in Spanish loan words or words of obscure origin.

The phoneme /ʐ / is found only in Spanish loan words, words of obscure origin, or onomatopoetic expressions.

The phoneme /b/ is found only in Spanish loan words and onomatopoetics.

The contrast between alveolar and velar nasals in the North Junín dialects is limited to the position before an approximant ([j] or [w]). There are only a few contrastive pairs.