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Achang (Lianghe)

Phylum: Sino-Tibetan

Genus: Lolo-Burmese

Lat/lon: 24.641101, 98.271662

ISO code: acn

Consonants

Basic short series

bilabiallabio-velarlabio-dentalalveolarretroflexalveolo-palatalpalatalvelarglottal
stopp, pʰt, tʰk, kʰʔ
fricativefsʂ, ʐɕ, ʑx
affricatets, tsʰtʂ, tʂʰtɕ, tɕʰ
nasalm, m̥n, n̥ɲ, ɲ̊ŋ, ŋ̊
approximantw
lateral approximantl, l̥

Short palatalised series

bilabial
stoppʲ, pʰʲ
nasalmʲ, m̥ʲ

Vowels

Basic short series

frontcentralback
closeiɯ, u
close-mido
open-midɛ
openaɑ

Short nasalised series

frontback
open-midɛ̃
openɑ̃

Apical vowels

/ɿ/

Diphthongs

/ɛi/, /ui/, /ɑi/, /iu/, /ou/, /ɑu/, /iɛ/, /iɛ̃/, /uɛ/, /iɑ/, /uɑ/, /uɑ̃/

Triphthongs

/uɑi/, /iɑu/

Tones

55, 31, 35

Licit finals

ʔ, t, n, k, ŋ

Source: Namkung, Ju. 1996. Phonological inventories of Tibeto-Burman languages. Berkley: Sino-Tibetan Etymological Dictionary and Thesaurus Project, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, University of California.1–2

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