Language name: AWIYA
UPSID number: 4359
Alternate name(s): AWNGI
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic
This language has 35 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.373139056 (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 "t d. k kW g gW q qW G GW "ts "dz tS dZ f "s "z S m "n N NW "l "r[ i "e i_ a u "o j w aa
Comment: "Length is relevant for consonants, but geminate consonants occur relatively seldom." (Hetzron) 'Ash' can be derived from "a palatal element and /a/ at a morpheme boundary" but some forms are fossilized and can be cited to justify the 6-vowel analysis. Probably tonal.
Source(s): Hetzron, R. 1969. The Verbal System of Southern Agaw. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles.

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