Language name: MAMBILA
UPSID number: 4153
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
This language has 25 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.527006652 (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 b d g tS dZ bv f h s m n n_ N l j w i e a O o u
Comment: Atta dialect. Mambila is spoken on and near the Mambila plateau straddling the Nigeria-Cameroon border. Perrin & Hill (1969) analyze the tone system as consisting of four level tones which can combine to form two rising, two falling, and one rise-fall contour on monosyllables. A form of vowel harmony restricts sequences of vowels in disyllables. Any vowel except /a/ can follow itself; only /e/ follows /a/. Also /a/ can follow /i,e,u/, /e/ can follow /i,u/ and /i/ can follow /u/. Vowels are nasalized after /h/.
Source(s): Perrin, M.J., Hill, M.V. 1969. Mambila (parler d'Atta): Description Phonologique. Universite Federale du Cameroun, Section de Linguistique Appliquee.

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