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p b ⁿb         t d ⁿd           ɟ ⁿɟ k ɡ ⁿɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fricative
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Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
      ɮ                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
              ɹ           j   w ɰ                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Kanakuru
UPSID number: 4370
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic
The languages has 35 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Kanakuru has a two level tone system, with somewhat limited contrastive function. Newman recognizes 7 additional labialized consonant phonemes. As these are apparently identical to Cw sequences that are derived in Cui and Coi syllables they are interpreted as sequences here.
Sources: Newman, P. 1974. The Kanakuru Language. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.