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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    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m   ɱ       n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f       s                               h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Affricates
    pf bv                        
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Teke
UPSID number: 4127
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
The languages has 28 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Stops and affricates also occur prenasalized but many of these occurrences result from prefixation, so all are analyzed as biphonemic; /g/ only occurs with a preceding nasal. The highest vowels /i, u/ occur distinctively only as first vowel in a CVV sequence and introduce fricative transitions on the preceding C.
Sources: Paulian, C. 1975. Le Kukya, Langue Teke du Congo (Bibliotheque de la SELAF 49-50). SELAF, Paris.