Language name: EJAGHAM
UPSID number: 4125
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
This language has 27 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.450932085 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t t_ k kp b d d_ g gb f B s m n nj N r[ j w i a ^ O u y E
Comment: Western dialect. Ejagham is spoken in an area along the Nigeria-Cameroon border near Ikom. There are three level tones and three contours (high-low, high-mid, low-high), at least on the surface. There are few roots with contrast of /d/ and flap /r/, or /b/ and bilabial fricative; usually these are predictable variants.
Source(s): Watters, J.R. 1981. A Phonology and Morphology of Ejagham -- with notes on dialect variation. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles.

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