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  b         *t *d             k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v       *z                             h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                              w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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            *s                      
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Selected languages: Fe?fe?
UPSID number: 4148
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
The languages has 25 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Fe?fe? is spoken in the Haut-Nkam department of Cameroun. The inventory given corresponds to the underlying segments proposed by Hyman (1972). Voiced stops only appear as such following nasal prefixes; elsewhere they are voiceless stops or voiced sonorants (/d/->[l]). Vowels have generally more open variants in closed syllables. As with segments, the tones of Fe?fe? show considerable surface variation which can be reduced to a small number of underlying contrast, essentially high and low levels.
Sources: Hyman, L.M. 1972. A Phonological Study of Fe?fe? - Bamileke (Studies in African Linguistics, Supplement 4). University of California, Los Angeles.