Details for: Tepetotutla Chinantec
Language:
Tepetotutla Chinantec
Alternative names:
Dialect of:
Chinantec
People:
Genetic affiliation:
Oto-Manguean, Chinantecan
Region:
North Oaxaca, San Lucas Ojitlán, including 4 towns and 15 rancherías, and Veracruz, Hidalgotitlán and Minatitlán municipalities
Latitude:
0
Longtitude:
0
Number of speakers:
22,000 (1990 census). 2,800 monolinguals.
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The 14 major languages (where ‘‘language’’ is defined as a speech community with mutual intelligibility not in excess of 80% with other communities) are Ojitla´n, Usila, Tlacoatzintepec, Chiltepec, Sochiapan, Tepetotutla, Tlatepusco, Palantla, Valle Nacional, Ozumacı´n, Lalana,
Lealao, Quiotepec, and Comaltepec. The first seven are northern languages and tend to be more innovative phonologically; the second seven southern languages are more conservative.

17° 50′ N, 96° 30′ W
Syllable types:
Syllables are usually CV, with only a few post-vocalic elements, among them a nasal and/or laryngeals
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Voiced-voiceless stop contrast:
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Nasal-oral vowel contrast:
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Nasal assimilation:
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Nasal harmony:
yes
Domain of spreading:
syllable
Directionality:
left to right
Valence:
Trigger segments class:
nasal stops, nasal vowels
Trigger segments list:
ã, ẽ, ĩ, õ, ɤ[nas],
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Transparent segments class:
vowels, glides, weak velar (semi)-cons.
Transparent segments list:
all vowels, w, j, weak velar (semi)-cons.
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Prenasalization of blockers:
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Floating nasal:
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Data collected:
Primary source(s):
Walker, Rachel. Dissertation
Secondary source(s):
Westley 1971;
Walker & Pullum 1997
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