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Labial
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Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
  b         t d             k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f       s z                                
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
R-sounds
              R                    
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Songhai
UPSID number: 4200
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Songhai
The languages has 24 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Prost description of vowels suggests the possibility of a larger number of mid vowels. Nasalized vowels occur without an adjoining nasal consonant only in a few uncommon words.
Sources: Prost, A. 1956. La Langue Songay et ses Dialectes (Memoires de l'Institut francais d'Afrique Noire 47). IFAN, Dakar. Williamson, K. 1967. Songhai Word List (Gao Dialect). Research Notes, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ibadan, 1/3: 1-34.