Language name: SONGHAI
UPSID number: 4200
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Nilo-Saharan, Songhai
This language has 24 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.472191426 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: b k g f m N i "e "e~ a a~ u u~ o o~ w j t d s z n rr l
Comment: Prost description of vowels suggests the possibility of a larger number of mid vowels. Nasalized vowels occur without an adjoining nasal consonant only in a few uncommon words.
Source(s): Prost, A. 1956. La Langue Songay et ses Dialectes (Memoires de l'Institut francais d'Afrique Noire 47). IFAN, Dakar.
Williamson, K. 1967. Songhai Word List (Gao Dialect). Research Notes, Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ibadan, 1/3: 1-34.

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