|This language has
|Its Frequency index is
||0.361710818 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
|The language has these sounds:
||Lame is spoken in Benoue Department of Cameroon along the Chad border. Non-high vowels have a rounded schwa variant in initial syllables of some disyllables and reduplicated forms. Vowels are nasalized before velar nasal and the nasal is dropped in some forms. Sachnine (1982) suggests positing a series of nasalized vowels. There are 3 level tones, but strong dependence between initial consonants and tone in verbal forms. Intervocalic voicing of obstruents is strongly influenced by initial voicing.
||Sachnine, M. 1982. Le Lame: Un parler zime du Nord-Cameroun (langue tchadique): Phonologie - Grammaire. Societe d'Etudes Linguistiques et Anthropologiques de France: Langues et Cultures Africaines, 1. With l'Agence de Cooperation Culturelle et Technique.