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Labial
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Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
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Plosive
p b         t d             k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
              ɾ                                
Fricative
    f       s   ʃ                           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
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Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
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Affricates
        d̪ð                    
 
Front
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Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
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Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Luo
UPSID number: 4205
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, E. Sudanic
The languages has 32 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: ? occurs principally as a predictable prevocalic element. Luo has vowel harmony opposing i,e,o,u to the remaining vowels. Gregersen posits three level tones but two basic tones are more likely.
Sources: Gregersen, E.A. 1961. Luo: A Grammar. Ph. D. Dissertation. Yale University, New Haven.