Language name: BERTA
UPSID number: 4218
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Berta
This language has 29 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.388332441 (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 m w 0D "d "s "n "r "l dZ S j k' g N ? h mb Ng i "e a "o u "d< "nd "s' P
Comment: Triulzi et al. report all vowels appear long and geminate consonants also occur. Tone and stress may both be contrastive.
Source(s): Triulzi, A., Dafallah, A.A., and Bender, M.L. 1976. Berta. In M.L. Bender (ed.), The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia. African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing: 513-32.

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