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Selected languages: Dogon
UPSID number: 4170
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Dogon
The languages has 28 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Toro Soo dialect. Dogon is spoken in an area straddling the Mali-Burkina Faso border to the east of Mopti. Higher and lower mid vowels do not co-occur in a stem. Dogon has been analyzed as a tone language with two level tones but words have only LH or HL basic patterns and the pitch could be predicted from accent.
Sources: Bendor-Samuel, J., Olsen, E.J., and White, A.R. 1989. Dogon. In J. Bendor-Samuel (ed.), The Niger-Congo Languages, pp. 169-177. University Press of America and Summer Institute of Linguistics, Lanham.