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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b     t d             k ɡ ɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m         n               ŋʷ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                
Fricative
    f v     s z               ɣ ɣʷ             h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
  β̞           ɹ           j                    
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Implosives
ɓ̥                                  
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Isoko
UPSID number: 4147
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Kwa
The languages has 37 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Uzere dialect. Isoko is spoken around the town of Oleh in Bendel State, Nigeria. Isoko has two level tones; final L is raised in affirmative declaratives. The vowels /i,e,o,u/ belong to one harmony set (+ATR) in opposition to the remainder. A word must have vowels from one set or the other, except that /a/ may appear in prefixes before [+ATR] vowels. Clusters with the flap occur, including h + flap r which has been interpreted as a voiceless flap by others. Breathy voiced 'v' is tending to lose its distinctive phonation and merge with /v/.
Sources: Donwa, S.O. 1982. The Sound System of Isoko. PhD Thesis, University of Ibadan.