It is soft and harmonious, being highly vocalic in structure.
Every syllable is open, ending in a vowel sound, and short sentences may be constructed wholly of vocalic sounds.
Vocalic harmony is the internal bringing together of vowels of the same class for the sake of greater euphony, while vocalic dissimilation is the deliberate insertion of another class of vowels, in order to prevent the disagreeable monotony arising from too prolonged a vowel harmony.
Prime/target pairs sharing the vocalic melody but not the CV-Skeleton consistently failed to prime.
Tribes that of one family with another shows also that some are vocalic and soft, others wide in the range of sounds, while a third set are harsh and guttural, the speaking of them (according to Payne) resembling coughing, barking and sneezing.