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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b ⁿb         t d ⁿd             k k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b ⁿɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v     s z ʃ ʒ         x ɣ                
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Affricates
            ts dz                    
R-sounds
              R                    
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Kpan
UPSID number: 4135
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Jukunoid
The languages has 34 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: A number of consonants analyzed by Shimizu as Cw and Cj clusters have been included as single segments here since they are phonetically single segments. Prenasalized stops occur only before oral vowels; plain nasals occur before nasalized vowels and these are regarded as allophones of the prenasalized stops. Kpan has 3 level tones.
Sources: Shimizu, K. 1971. The Kente dialect of Kpan (chapter 1). Research Notes (Dept. of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ibadan) 4.2/3: 1-36.