Damu (damu1236-1)

Namkung, Ju. Phonological Inventories of Tibeto-Burman Languages. 1996. hh:hld:Namkung:Tibeto-Burman

Consonants (39)

p b t d c ɟ k g ʔ
tsʰ ts dz tʂʰ tɕʰ
s z ɕ x
m n ȵ ŋ̥ ŋ
j w ɦ

Vowels (20)

{ɿ} {ʅ}
i y ɯ ɯː u
e ø øː ə əː o


Segmental analysis is difficult, as expected. There are some diphthongs (or CV sequences) that can only occur in closed syllables - specifically, /iə ia/ before /p m k ŋ/ (/ia/ also before /ʔ/), and /yə/ before /p/. (/iaː/ also occurs, but only in open syllables.)

Length is only contrastive in open syllables. Fricated vowels only occur in Tibetan (?!) loanwords.