Language name: SHILHA
UPSID number: 4356
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Berber
This language has 31 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.324654889 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: b "t "t9 "d "d9 k k9 g f "s "s9 "z "z9 S Z x gF m "n "l "l9 h 9 i aa u w j H "r "r9
Comment: The pharyngealized dental/alveolar consonants are described as "domal". Applegate posits an element /:/ which adds "tension" to a preceding consonant and shortens the preceding vowel. Other analyses would treat this as gemination. All consonants except perhaps /9,w,j/ seem to occur geminate.
Source(s): Applegate, J.R. 1958. An Outline of the Structure of Shilha. American Council of Learned Societies, New York.

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