Abau (abau1245-1)

Laycock, Donald. Three Upper Sepik Phonologies. 1965. wals:3490

Consonants (9)

p k
s
m n
j w h
r

Vowels (8)

i u
e ə o
ɛ ɔ
a

Notes

Initial clusters are /h r k s n/ + /w j/ and /hr hm hn pw pr kr mw/. Final clusters are /hw rw pw kw sw mw ry ny/, as in _arahw_ 'night', _yukw_ 'paddle', _yɛny_ 'moon'.

Allophonic rules