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p b         *t *d         c ɟ k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              *r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
        θ       ʃ                           h  
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Approximant
                          j   w                
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      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Mursi
UPSID number: 4214
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, E. Sudanic
The languages has 26 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: The language is tonal but the system is not well understood.
Sources: Arensen, J. 1982. Murle Grammar. Occasional Papers in the Study of Sudanese Languages, no. 2. Turton, D. and Bender, M.L. 1976. Mursi. In M.L. Bender (ed.), The Non-Semitic Languages of Ethiopia. African Studies Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing: 533-62.