Alasha ([ɑɮʃɑ], in some Mongolian varieties [ɑɮɑ̆ɡʃɑ]); Mongolian scriptᠠᠯᠠᠱᠠAlaša, Chinese: 阿拉善; pinyin: Ālāshàn), or Alaša-Eǰen-e, is a variety in-between Oirat and Mongolian that historically used to belong to Oirat but has come under the influence of Mongolian proper. It is spoken by well above 40.000 speakers in Alxa League, Inner Mongolia, China and consists of two sub-dialects, Alasha proper and Eǰene.
/pɑɢ/ 'small' vs. /pɑɡ/ 'group', therefore /ɢ/. /øt͡səɡtər/, thus affricate depalatalization took place for /t͡ʃʰ/ and /t͡ʃ/ in any position except before *i./ɪr/ 'to thrust open' vs. /ir/ 'to come', thus /ɪ/. The maximal syllable is CVCC, e.g. /tʰers.let/converbal form of 'to counteract'.
^Sečenbaγatur et al. 2005: 272-273, but we follow Söngrüb 1988 (non vidi) who assumes an opposition of unaspirated devoiced and aspirated voiceless phonemes. As we reconstruct *t for Written Mongolian <d> etc. in accordance with Svantesson et al. 2005, Alasha /d̥/ is simply interpreted as /t/ from the outset.