Nasal + Plosive

Dusun can have word-initial clusters with a nasal followed by a plosive, such as mputid (‘tadpole’), mbulo (‘to start’), ntalun (‘jungle’), ndaki (Albizia saponaria, a small tree, the bark of which is used for soap), and ngkayau (‘liver’). The structure of the syllable is therefore (N)(C)V(C), where the initial clusters can only be a nasal followed by a homorganic plosive.