Language name: AGHEM
UPSID number: 4134
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
This language has 35 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.394615141 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: t k kp ? b d g gb m n nj N Nm gF s z bv ts tS dz dZ l j w i I e E a a_) O o U u f
Comment: Aghem has two level tones. A falling tone is derived when high spreads to a following low tone syllable. Long vowels and diphthongs seem best treated as vowel sequences. They carry a single tone but often derive from affixation or loss of intervocalic consonants. Phonetic [p] is analyzed as the allophone of /kp/ before [u].
Source(s): Hyman, L.M. 1979. Part I: Phonology and noun structure. In L.M. Hyman (ed.), Aghem grammatical structure. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics No. 7, June 1979.

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