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p b ⁿb       t d ⁿd             k k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b ⁿɡ ⁿɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v ⁿv     s     ʒ ⁿʒ                         h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
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Dental
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  ɓ           ɗ                    
 
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Close
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Close-mid
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Selected languages: Mbum
UPSID number: 4146
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Adamawa
The languages has 38 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Mbum is spoken in a discontinuous area in central northern Cameroun and adjoining parts of Chad and the Central African Republic. Mbum has a 2-level tone system. Segments described by Hagege as "apical" are interpreted as alveolar.
Sources: Hagege, C. 1970. La Langue MBum de NGanha (Cameroun). Societe pour l'etude des langues africaines, 18. CNRS & L'Universite de Liege.