Lat/lon: 27.749097, 87.376366
ISO code: lhm
|stop||p, pʰ||t, tʰ||ʈ, ʈʰ||k, kʰ|
|affricate||ts, tsʰ||tɕ, tɕʰ|
|lateral approximant||l, l̥|
p, t, k, m, n, ŋ, l, r
Source: Vesalainen, Olavi. 2016. A Grammar Sketch of Lhomi. (SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description, 34) Dallas: SIL International.
Comments: Breathy voice is a sign of low register, which is can also be realised as low pitch: “My observation is that the pitch is not very well audible with most male speakers. It is the clear and creaky vowels that help the hearer to distinguish between high and low register words. Some women speakers seem to change the pitch also. I argue that it is the vowel quality (tense/lax) that is contrastive, not the pitch. High register (tense) words are also more stressed than the low register ones (word stress). These observations need to be either confirmed or refuted by a detailed study” (p. 6). NB: the author seems to use the terms ‘breathy’ and ‘creaky’ interchangeably.
Contributed by: Dmitry Nikolaev (firstname.lastname@example.org)