Piaroa

Language code
pid
Location
5°00'00"N 67°00'00"W
Family
Salivan
ConsonantsBilabialAlveolarPalatalVelarLabio-
velar
Glottal
Aspirated stop
Ejective stop/affricatep't' ts'k'kʷ'
Plain stopptkʔ
Voiced stopbd
Fricativesh
Nasalmn
Approximantjw
Tap, flapɾ
VowelsFrontCentralBack
Highiɨu
Mideɤ
Lowæɑ
Suprasegmental
None
Bibliography

Mosonyi, Estéban Emilio. 2000. Elementos gramaticales del idioma piaroa. In María Stella González de Pérez and María Luisa Rodríguez de Montes (eds.), Lenguas indígenas de Colombia: Una visión descriptiva. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo. Bogotá: Instituto Caro y Cuervo.

Notes

It is uncertain whether the segments described as 'glottalized' are ejective stops or plain stops with associated creakiness realized on the following vowel.