Datapoint Kriol/ð - voiced dental fricative

This sound (as well as its voiceless counterpart, as voicing is not distinctive) is used as an allophone of the interdental stop by speakers in the Victoria River District (where some traditional languages have an interdental stop) in words corresponding to English words containing this phone. In other Kriol varieties corresponding words are realized with an alveolar or a palatal voiced or voiceless stop (this is also an option for speakers in the Victoria River District).


Exists only as a minor allophone

Example 25-361:
theya [ðea] ~ jeya ~ deya; matha ~ maja [maða] ~ maja
there; mother