|This language has||34 segments|
|Its Frequency index is||0.324572845 (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 mb nd Ng Nmgb ts dz ndz f v s z m n nj N l j w e @ o E O a iF uF mv|
|Comment:||Ewondo has 3 level tones. The high vowels /i,u/ are "so high...that loud friction usually occurs with these vowels" (Redden 1979: 8). Prenasalized obstruents contrast with syllabic nasal + C sequences and according to Nnomo and Mbezele syllable boundary falls before them. The intuition of these native speakers that these are single segments is followed here.|
|Source(s):||Abega, P. 1970. Grammaire Ewondo. Universite Federale du Cameroun, Departement des langues africaines et linguistiques.
Nnomo, T.A. and Mbezele, L.E. 1982. Elements de Grammaire Ewondo. College Liberman, Donala.
Redden, J.E. 1979. A Descriptive Grammar of Ewando. SIU Department of Linguistics, Carbindale (?), Illinois.