Gujarati phonology

Gujarati Phonology

Gujarati phonology

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Gujarati phonology is the study of the inventory and patterns of the consonants, vowels, and prosody of the Gujarati language.


  • Sanskrit's phonemic vowel length has been lost.
  • Gujarati contrasts oral and nasal, and murmured and non-murmured vowels,
  • In absolute word-final position the higher and lower vowels of the and sets vary.
  • and developed in the 15th century. Old Gujarati split into Rajasthani and (Middle) Gujarati.
  • English loanwords are a source of .


  • A fourth nasal phoneme is postulated for the phones and the nasalization of a preceding vowel .
  • Stops occurring at first members of clusters followed by consonants other than are unreleased; they are optionally unreleased in final position. The absence of release entails deaspiration of voiceless stops.
  • Intervocalic and with murmuring of......
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