Totonaco Phonemes

  title={Totonaco Phonemes},
  author={Herman Aschmann},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={34 - 43}
  • Herman Aschmann
  • Published 1 January 1946
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
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