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Labial
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Laryngeal
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Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
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Retroflex
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b                     k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m                     ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f       s z                             h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                       
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
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Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Implosives
  ɓ       ɗ̪               ʄ   ɠ    
Ejective stops
                                 
Ejective affricates
            *tɬʼ tsʼ                      
Affricates
            ts dz                
 
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Selected languages: Ik
UPSID number: 4208
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, E. Sudanic
The languages has 44 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: The voiceless vowels are restricted to word-final position, but devoicing does not seem to be predicatble from any other factor. There may be three level tones.
Sources: Heine, B. 1975b. Ik - eine ostafrikanische Restsprache. Afrika und Ubersee 59: 31-56.