>>> Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]> 02/26 12:26  >>>
"Daniel A. Wier" wrote:
> Of course two natlangs, Rotokas and Hawaiian, draw close to this paucicity
> of phonemes...

I've heard of "a Brazilian language" with 10 phonemes, but the source
gave no name or phonemic inventory.

I think I mentioned Waorani before. It is spoken in Ecuador.
It has eight consonants: p, t, k, b, d, g, w, y, and ten vowels:
i, e, ae, a, o + nasal variants

In some articles the nasal vowels are not distinguished, thus
saying there are only 13 phonemes.