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p b ⁿb         t d ⁿd             k ɡ ⁿɡ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                
Fricative
            s                               h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  ɓ           ɗ                    
Affricates
                ⁿdʒ                
 
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Selected languages: Lua
UPSID number: 4151
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Adamawa
The languages has 36 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Lua is spoken along the middle reaches of the Chari river, Chad. Prenasalized stops occur initially in a few words but medially could be allophones of voiced stops after nasalized vowels. Implosives are realized as ? + nasal before nasalized vowels, but oral and nasalized vowels contrast after plosives. Boyeldieu (1985) recognizes complex vowels /wa, ja/ - these are interpreted as vowel sequences /ua,ia/. All vowels except 'barred i' appear long and short.
Sources: Boyeldieu, P. 1985. La Langue Lua ("Niellim") Groupe Boua - Moyen-Chari, Tchad. For the: Societe d'Etudes Linguistiques et Anthropologiques de France, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.