Language name: IGBO
UPSID number: 4116
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Kwa
This language has 59 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.263444699 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p ph p< pJ pJh b bh b< bJ bJh "t "th t< "d "dh k kh kW kWh g gh gW gWh tSh dZh dZ f v "s "z gF m "n nj N Nm "l "r[ "r[J h hW i i~ e e~ E E~ a a~ O O~ o o~ U U~ u u~ w j
Source(s): Carnochan, J. 1948. A study on the phonology of an Igbo speaker. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 22: 416-27.
Ladefoged, P. 1964. A Phonetic Study of Western African Languages. Cambridge University Press.
Ladefoged, P. 1976. The stops of Owerri Igbo. Studies in African Linguistics Supplement 6: 147-163.
Swift, L.B., Ahaghota, A., and Ugorji, E. 1962. Igbo Basic Course. Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C.
Ward, I.C. 1935. An Introduction to the Igbo Language. W. Heffer and Sons, Ltd., Cambridge.
Williamson, K. 1969. Igbo. In E. Dunstan (ed.), Twelve Nigerian Languages. Longmans, London, 85-96.

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