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p b         t d         c ɟ k k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           n           ɲ   ŋ ŋʷ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fricative
    f v     s z                                
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w ɰ                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Bete
UPSID number: 4144
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Kru
The languages has 37 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Werle and Gbalehi analyze Bete as having four level tones. Bete has a vowel harmony system (actually based on tongue root position) in which the lowered high and lower mid vowels do not combine with fully high or higher mid vowels; /a/ is neutral to vowel harmony.
Sources: Werle, J-M. and Gbalehi, D.J. 1976. Phonologie et morphonologie du Bete de la Region de Guiberoua. Institut de Linguistique Appliquee, Universite d'Abidjan.