Language name: KPAN
UPSID number: 4135
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Jukunoid
This language has 34 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.349289161 (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 k kp b d g gb mb nd Ng ts dz f x v gF s S z Z rr j w i E a O u i~ E~ a~ O~ u~
Comment: A number of consonants analyzed by Shimizu as Cw and Cj clusters have been included as single segments here since they are phonetically single segments. Prenasalized stops occur only before oral vowels; plain nasals occur before nasalized vowels and these are regarded as allophones of the prenasalized stops. Kpan has 3 level tones.
Source(s): Shimizu, K. 1971. The Kente dialect of Kpan (chapter 1). Research Notes (Dept. of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ibadan) 4.2/3: 1-36.

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