Language name: IRAQW
UPSID number: 4360
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic
This language has 45 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.290662725 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p b b< t d d< k kW g gW q ts' tlF' f s s: S x xW H 99 m n N qW NW l hlF rr ? h i: I e: E 3 a u: U o: O a_: j w @)
Comment: Whitely implies that the voiced implosives may be contrastive morphophonologically but Chris Ehret (p.c.) considers them as free variants of voiced plosives. Non-low central vowels may be derived, leaving a five-vowel long/short basic system. Iraqw probably has a two-level tone system.
Source(s): Whiteley, W.H. 1958. A Short Description of Item Categories in Iraqw. East African Institute of Social Research, Kampala.

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