|Alternate name(s):||NOBIIN, MAHAS|
|Classification:||Nilo-Saharan, East Sudanic|
|This language has||21 segments|
|Its Frequency index is||0.491605955 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)|
|The language has these sounds:||b m k g dZ f S nj "l h i "e a "o u tD dD nD s r tS|
|Comment:||All vowels also occur long. The affricate tS almost always occurs geminated, and might be treated as the geminate counterpart of dZ which is never geminate. Bell (1970) suggests a two level tone system for Nobiin.|
|Source(s):||Bell, H. 1968. The tone system of Mahas Nubian, Journal of African Languages, 7/1: 26-32.
Bell, H. 1971. The phonology of Nobiin Nubian. African Language Review 9: 115-39.
Stevenson, R.C. 1957. A survey of the phonetics and grammatical structure of the Nuba mountain languages IV. Afrika und Ubersee 41: 27-65.