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p b     t d         c ɟ k ɡ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m         n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
                                               
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Dinka
UPSID number: 4226
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Eastern Sudanic, Nilotic, Dinka-Nuer
The languages has 32 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Andersen (1987) recognizes 84 vowels (including diphthongs), as he establishes 3 distinct lengths. Each of these occurs in monosyllables with a single tone.
Sources: Andersen, T. 1987. The phonemic system of Dinka. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 9/1: 1-27. Malou, J. 1988. Dinka Vowel System. S.I.L. and University of Texas at Arlington. (S.I.L. Publications in Linguistics 82)