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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
b     t̪ʰ                 k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                  ɾ̠                            
Fricative
ɸ β f v       *z                     ħ ʕ        
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   ɰ                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Sibilant fricatives
            *s                      
Sibilant affricates
        t̪s̪ d̪z̪                        
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Ewe
UPSID number: 4114
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Kwa
The languages has 40 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Post-alveolar stop /d_/ is interpreted as an allophone of /r_[/, following Stahlke.
Sources: Berry, J. no date a. The Pronunciation of Ewe. Heffer, Cambridge. Ladefoged, P. 1968. A Phonetic Study of West African Languages, 2nd ed. Cambridge Univerity Press, Cambridge. Stahlke, H. 1971. Topics in Ewe phonology. Ph. D. Dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles.