|This language has||35 segments|
|Its Frequency index is||0.440291416 (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 ts l r nj S tS dZ j k g N h i I e E a 4 O o U u|
|Comment:||Di Luzio (1972) reports a two-level tone system with rising and falling combinations. Anderson (1980) notes downstep, and "extra high" on a few items. A larger vowel inventory than either author reports is assumed on the basis of field work by L. Hyman and analysis of tape recordings.|
|Source(s):||Anderson, S.C. 1980. The noun class sytem of Amo. In L.M. Hyman (ed), Noun Classes in the Grassfields Bantu Borderland. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics 8:155-178. University of Southern California: Los Angeles.
Di Luzio, A. 1972. Preliminary description of the Amo language. Afrika und Ubersee 56: 3-60.