Language name: YORUBA
UPSID number: 4137
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Kwa
This language has 29 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.447664195 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: t k kp b d g gb dZ f h s S m n r[ l j w i e E a O o u i~ E~ O~ u~
Comment: Yoruba has three level tones. A limited vowel harmony system operates, banning co-occurrence of higher-mid with lower-mid vowels. /n/ can be treated in most cases as the allophone of /l/ before a nasalized vowel.
Source(s): Bamgbose, A. 1966. A grammar of Yoruba. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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