Manam (mana1295-1)

Lichtenberk, Frantisek. A Grammar of Manam. 1983. wals:3615

Consonants (13)

p b t d g q
s z
m n ŋ
l
r

Vowels (5)

i u
ɛ ɔ
a

Syllabic consonants (1)

Notes

Syllable structure is (C)V(N). A q > ʔ sound change is in progress; however, the pronunciation with [q] is higher-prestige, so ʔ-users have [k] as an approximation of [q] in singing and formal registers.

Word-initial vowels may take [h-].

Allophonic rules