Paumarí

Language code
pad
Location
6°00'00"S 64°00'00"W
Family
Arawan
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPost-
alveolar
RetroflexVelarGlottal
Aspirated stop
Plain/voiced stop/affricatep bt dtʃ dʒk ɡʔ
Implosive stopɓɗ
Fricativeɸ βsʃh
Nasalmn
Tap, flapɾɽ
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Highi i:
Mido o:
Lowa a:
Suprasegmental
None
Bibliography

Chapman, Shirley and Desmond C. Derbyshire. 1991. Paumarí. Handbook of Amazonian Languages 3. Ed. Desmond C. Derbyshire and Geoffrey K. Pullum. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 346-349

Dixon, R.M.W. 2004. Proto-Arawá Phonology. Anthropological Linguistics 46.1. 1-83.

Notes

Labiodental fricative /v/ and labial fricative /β/ are in free variation (Chapman 347 & Dixon 10).

Dixon ignores Chapman's contrast between “[ř], a flap vibrant, and [ṛ̂], a retroflexed grooved reverse flap vibrant” (Chapman 347) on the grounds that the two vibrants “are not distinguished in the materials on P[aumari] by Chapman and Derbyshire (2004) and by Chapman and Salzer (2008), both vibrants being written as r” (Dixon 13).