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Magahi

Phylum: Indo-European

Genus: Indo-Aryan

Lat/lon: 25.611, 85.144

ISO code: mag

Consonants

Basic short series

bilabiallabio-velardentalalveolarretroflexpalatalvelarglottal
stopp, pʰ, b, bʰt̪, t̪ʰ, d̪, d̪ʰʈ, ʈʰ, ɖ, ɖʰc, cʰ, ɟ, ɟʰk, kʰ, g, gʰ
trillr, rʰ
tapɽ, ɽʰ
fricativesh
nasalm, mʰn, nʰ
approximantwj
lateral approximantl, lʰ

Vowels

Basic short series

frontcentralback
closeiu
close-mideo
open-midʌ
opena

Short nasalised series

frontcentralback
close
close-mid
open-midʌ̃
open

Diphthongs

/əi/, /ə̃ĩ/, /əu/, /ə̃ũ/

Licit initial clusters

Ø

Licit finals

(N/S)C

Licit syllabic templates

CV, VC

Source: Verma, Sheela. 2003. Magahi. The Indo-Aryan Languages, ed. by Dhanesh Jain and George Cardona, 498–514. Routledge.

Comments: “Syllable-final or word-final clusters are either geminates or of the sibilant/nasal+stop type” — phonemic long consonants?

Contributed by: Dmitry Nikolaev (dnikolaev@fastmail.com)