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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p b         t d             k ɡ ɡʷ q  
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n               ŋ ŋʷ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f       s   ʃ           x       ħ       h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
    ɬ                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Implosives
  ɓ           ɗ                    
Ejective affricates
            tsʼ tɬʼ                      
R-sounds
              R                    
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Iraqw
UPSID number: 4360
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic
The languages has 45 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Whitely implies that the voiced implosives may be contrastive morphophonologically but Chris Ehret (p.c.) considers them as free variants of voiced plosives. Non-low central vowels may be derived, leaving a five-vowel long/short basic system. Iraqw probably has a two-level tone system.
Sources: Whiteley, W.H. 1958. A Short Description of Item Categories in Iraqw. East African Institute of Social Research, Kampala.