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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    
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f v     s z ʃ ʒ         x ɣ                
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
    ɬ ɮ                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                    
Affricates
            ts dz                
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Margi
UPSID number: 4368
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Chadic
The languages has 34 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Margi has a two level tone system. Indigenous vocabulary has a two-vowel system with only high vs. low contrast (Maddieson 1987). Consonants may be labialized or palatalized, here treated as clusters with /w,j/, producing front and back vowel variants.
Sources: Hoffmann, C. 1963. A Grammar of the Margi Language. Oxford University Press for International African Institute, London. Maddieson, I. 1987. The Margi vowel system and labiocoronals. Studies in African Linguistics, vol. 18, No. 3, Dec. 1987.