Language name: LUGBARA
UPSID number: 4215
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Central Sudanic
This language has 36 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.375400345 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p b tD dD dD* k kp g gb f v m ? h i I e E 3 a u U o O j j* w w* b* ts dz s z n r l[
Comment: Lugbara has a basic two-level tone system. Vowels divide into two vowel harmony series with the higher of each pair (i/I etc.) belonging to one set.
Source(s): Anderson, T. 1986. Tone splitting and vowel quality: evidence from Lugbara. Studies in African Linguistics 17:55-68.
Crazzolara, J.P. 1960. A Study of the Logvara (Ma'di) Language. Oxford University Press, London.
Tucker, A.N. and Bryan, M.A. 1966. Linguistic Analyses: the Non-Bantu Languages of North-Eastern Africa. Oxford University Press for International African Institute, London.

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