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Pharyngeal
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Plosive
p b         t d             k k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v     s z ʃ                           h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
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Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
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            ts                  
 
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Open
Selected languages: Amo
UPSID number: 4122
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Plateau
The languages has 35 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Di Luzio (1972) reports a two-level tone system with rising and falling combinations. Anderson (1980) notes downstep, and "extra high" on a few items. A larger vowel inventory than either author reports is assumed on the basis of field work by L. Hyman and analysis of tape recordings.
Sources: Anderson, S.C. 1980. The noun class sytem of Amo. In L.M. Hyman (ed), Noun Classes in the Grassfields Bantu Borderland. Southern California Occasional Papers in Linguistics 8:155-178. University of Southern California: Los Angeles. Di Luzio, A. 1972. Preliminary description of the Amo language. Afrika und Ubersee 56: 3-60.