Language name: DOGON
UPSID number: 4170
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Dogon
This language has 28 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.452011403 (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 dZ h "s m "n nj rT "l j w i e E a O o u i~ e~ a~ o~ u~
Comment: Toro Soo dialect. Dogon is spoken in an area straddling the Mali-Burkina Faso border to the east of Mopti. Higher and lower mid vowels do not co-occur in a stem. Dogon has been analyzed as a tone language with two level tones but words have only LH or HL basic patterns and the pitch could be predicted from accent.
Source(s): Bendor-Samuel, J., Olsen, E.J., and White, A.R. 1989. Dogon. In J. Bendor-Samuel (ed.), The Niger-Congo Languages, pp. 169-177. University Press of America and Summer Institute of Linguistics, Lanham.

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