Language name: AMO
UPSID number: 4122
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Plateau
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.

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