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p b         t d         k k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              ɾ                                
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  β f       s                                  
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                          j   w                
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Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Ejagham
UPSID number: 4125
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
The languages has 27 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Western dialect. Ejagham is spoken in an area along the Nigeria-Cameroon border near Ikom. There are three level tones and three contours (high-low, high-mid, low-high), at least on the surface. There are few roots with contrast of /d/ and flap /r/, or /b/ and bilabial fricative; usually these are predictable variants.
Sources: Watters, J.R. 1981. A Phonology and Morphology of Ejagham -- with notes on dialect variation. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Los Angeles.