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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
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Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
  b         t d             k k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ ŋ͡m    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f       s z               ɣ                
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Affricates
      bv     ts dz                
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Aghem
UPSID number: 4134
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
The languages has 35 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Aghem has two level tones. A falling tone is derived when high spreads to a following low tone syllable. Long vowels and diphthongs seem best treated as vowel sequences. They carry a single tone but often derive from affixation or loss of intervocalic consonants. Phonetic [p] is analyzed as the allophone of /kp/ before [u].
Sources: Hyman, L.M. 1979. Part I: Phonology and noun structure. In L.M. Hyman (ed.), Aghem grammatical structure. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics No. 7, June 1979.