Language name: BETE
UPSID number: 4144
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Niger-Kordofanian, Kru
This language has 37 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.376760352 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p t c k kp b d dj g gb b< f v s z m n nj N NW l j w i i_ u I I_ U e @ o E 3 O a gA
Comment: Werle and Gbalehi analyze Bete as having four level tones. Bete has a vowel harmony system (actually based on tongue root position) in which the lowered high and lower mid vowels do not combine with fully high or higher mid vowels; /a/ is neutral to vowel harmony.
Source(s): Werle, J-M. and Gbalehi, D.J. 1976. Phonologie et morphonologie du Bete de la Region de Guiberoua. Institut de Linguistique Appliquee, Universite d'Abidjan.

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