|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.392584380 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Lua is spoken along the middle reaches of the Chari river, Chad. Prenasalized stops occur initially in a few words but medially could be allophones of voiced stops after nasalized vowels. Implosives are realized as ? + nasal before nasalized vowels, but oral and nasalized vowels contrast after plosives. Boyeldieu (1985) recognizes complex vowels /wa, ja/ - these are interpreted as vowel sequences /ua,ia/. All vowels except 'barred i' appear long and short.
||Boyeldieu, P. 1985. La Langue Lua ("Niellim") Groupe Boua - Moyen-Chari, Tchad. For the: Societe d'Etudes Linguistiques et Anthropologiques de France, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.