Language name: MARGI
UPSID number: 4368
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic
This language has 34 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.385874527 (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 b< t d d< k g tS dZ ts dz f v s z S Z x gF m n N l lF hlF r ? E a j w i_ "o
Comment: Margi has a two level tone system. Indigenous vocabulary has a two-vowel system with only high vs. low contrast (Maddieson 1987). Consonants may be labialized or palatalized, here treated as clusters with /w,j/, producing front and back vowel variants.
Source(s): Hoffmann, C. 1963. A Grammar of the Margi Language. Oxford University Press for International African Institute, London.
Maddieson, I. 1987. The Margi vowel system and labiocoronals. Studies in African Linguistics, vol. 18, No. 3, Dec. 1987.

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