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  b             ʈ ɖ     k ɡ ɡʷ    
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Beja
UPSID number: 4361
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic
The languages has 26 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Vowels appear long and short. Beja has what might be described as a pitch-accent system.
Sources: Hudson, R.A. 1974. A structural sketch of Beja. African Language Studies 15:111-142. Hudson, R.A. 1976. Beja. In M.L. Bender (ed.), The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia. African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing: 97-132.