||Austro-Tai, West Malayo-Polynesian
|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.405695676 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Cham is spoken mostly in Kampuchea but there are several speakers in Vietnam. Retroflex stops and fricatives occur and are interpreted by Blood (1967) as clusters of alveolars with /r/ even though the main allophone of /r/ is an alveolar flap. However, other obstruents occur in clusters with /r/ and there is a gap for /tr/ etc. Laryngealized /b,d/ vary with plain voiced [b,d]. Cham has a two-level tone system.
||Blood, D.L. 1967. Phonological units in Cham. Anthropological Linguistics 9: 15-32.