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Labial
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Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b         t d             k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n             ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f       s                               h  
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                        
 
Front
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Central
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Close
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Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Mambila
UPSID number: 4153
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Bantoid
The languages has 25 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Atta dialect. Mambila is spoken on and near the Mambila plateau straddling the Nigeria-Cameroon border. Perrin & Hill (1969) analyze the tone system as consisting of four level tones which can combine to form two rising, two falling, and one rise-fall contour on monosyllables. A form of vowel harmony restricts sequences of vowels in disyllables. Any vowel except /a/ can follow itself; only /e/ follows /a/. Also /a/ can follow /i,e,u/, /e/ can follow /i,u/ and /i/ can follow /u/. Vowels are nasalized after /h/.
Sources: Perrin, M.J., Hill, M.V. 1969. Mambila (parler d'Atta): Description Phonologique. Universite Federale du Cameroun, Section de Linguistique Appliquee.