Native Phonetic Inventory: telugu

These are the sounds found in most native telugu dialects: There are also sounds not on the chart, shown below.

other sounds: all stops have aspirated and unaspirated counterparts; all vowels have long and short counterparts (excluding open-mid front vowel, which cannot be short; stops can become fricatives intervocalically; labio-dental approximant [w]; initial vowels are preceded by a glide .

Adapted from: Krishnamurti, B. (2003); Steever, S. (ed). (1998).