Language name: DAHALO
UPSID number: 4372
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic
This language has 59 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.266263294 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p tD t k kW ? b dD d g gW mb ndD nd Ng NgW p' t' tD' k' kW' b< d< d_< ts tS dz dZ ndz ndZ ts' tS' f H h B v 6D 9 s S "hlF m n n_ rr "l "tlF "dlF "tlF' j w i "e a "o u | n|
Comment: Dahalo is spoken in areas on the coast of Kenya north of Mombasa. Vowels occur both short and long; most consonants can be geminated. The language has a two-level tone system.
Source(s): Tucker, A.N., Bryan M.A. and Woodburn, J. 1977. The East African click languages: a phonetic comparison. In W. Moehlig, F. Rottland, B. Heine (eds.), Zur Sprachgeschichte und Ethnohistorie in Afrika. Neue Beitraege afrikanistischer Forschungen. Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin.
Nurse, D. 1986. Reconstruction of Dahalo history through evidence from loanwords. From Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika. vol. 7/2: 267-305.

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