Kensiw (kens1248-1)

Bishop, Nancy. A preliminary description of Kensiw (Maniq) phonology. 1996. sil16:36778

Consonants (24)

p b (t̪) (tʰ) t d c ɟ (kʰ) k g ʔ
ɸ s ɣ
m n ɲ ŋ
ɻ j w h

Vowels (26)

i ɨ ɨ̃ u
ɪ ɪ̃
e ə o
ɛ ɛ̃ ɚ ɜ ɜ̃ ɔ ɔ̃
ẽ̝ õ̝

Diphthongs (2)

ie ĩẽ

Tones (2)

˥ ˧


/tʰ/ appears in one Thai borrowing. /kʰ/ appears in "a limited number of words ... the majority [of which] are Thai borrowings".

/t̪/ appears in three words.

Tone is only marginally contrastive.

Allophonic rules