Language name: BIROM
UPSID number: 4120
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Plateau
This language has 29 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.474195275 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p b m f v kp gb w t d n s z c dj j k g N h i e E a O o u l r
Comment: Birom has 3 level tones. Palatal stops are "lightly affricated" (Bouquiaux). A large number of Cw and Cj sequences are created by noun class infixes -w- and -j-. These are not interpreted as labialized or palatalized consonants.
Source(s): Boquiaux, L. 1970. La Langue Birom (Nigeria septentrional) Phonologie, Morphologie, Syntaxe. Bibliotheque de la Faculte de Philosophie et Lettres de l'Universite de Liege, Liege.
Wolff, H. 1959. Subsystem typologies and area linguistics. Anthropological Linguistics 1/7: 1-88.

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