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p b ⁿb         *t *d *ⁿd             k k͡p ɡ ɡ͡b ⁿɡ ⁿɡ͡b    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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              *n                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    f v                                        
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                          j   w                
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      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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                ⁿdʒ                
 
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Selected languages: Mba-ne
UPSID number: 4160
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Ubangi (Eastern)
The languages has 31 segments
Frequency index: N/A
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Comments: Mba-ne is spoken in an area north of Kisangani, Haut Zaire province, in northern Zaire. Pasch (1986) says the lower mid vowels may be optional variants though some words always seem to have higher mid and others lower mid vowels. Prenasalized stops are interpreted as single consonants because of lack of other clusters.
Sources: Pasch, H. 1986. Die Mba-Sprachen: Die Nominalklassensysteme und die genetische Gliederung einer Gruppe von Ubangi-Sprachen. Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika, Beiheft 6. Helmut Buske, Hamburg.