Language name: FE?FE?
UPSID number: 4148
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
This language has 25 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.425809313 (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 ? b "d g tS dZ f h v "s "z m "n N w i "e a+ a_ "o "o( u uu
Comment: Fe?fe? is spoken in the Haut-Nkam department of Cameroun. The inventory given corresponds to the underlying segments proposed by Hyman (1972). Voiced stops only appear as such following nasal prefixes; elsewhere they are voiceless stops or voiced sonorants (/d/->[l]). Vowels have generally more open variants in closed syllables. As with segments, the tones of Fe?fe? show considerable surface variation which can be reduced to a small number of underlying contrast, essentially high and low levels.
Source(s): Hyman, L.M. 1972. A Phonological Study of Fe?fe? - Bamileke (Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 4). University of California, Los Angeles.

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