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p b ⁿb         t d ⁿd             k ɡ ɡʷ ⁿɡ ⁿɡʷ    
 
 
 
 
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Ejective stops
                      kʷʼ      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Implosives
  ɓ           ɗ   ɗ̠                
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicks
        |k                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
Affricates
            ts dz ⁿdz ⁿdʒ                
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral affricates
        *tɬ *dɬ                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ejective affricates
            *tɬʼ tsʼ   tʃʼ                  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  m           n                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tap, Flap
                                               
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              R                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fricative
  β f v   ð s   ʃ                   ħ ʕ     h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                         
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
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      *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Selected languages: Dahalo
UPSID number: 4372
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Cushitic
The languages has 59 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Dahalo is spoken in areas on the coast of Kenya north of Mombasa. Vowels occur both short and long; most consonants can be geminated. The language has a two-level tone system.
Sources: Tucker, A.N., Bryan M.A. and Woodburn, J. 1977. The East African click languages: a phonetic comparison. In W. Moehlig, F. Rottland, B. Heine (eds.), Zur Sprachgeschichte und Ethnohistorie in Afrika. Neue Beitraege afrikanistischer Forschungen. Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin. Nurse, D. 1986. Reconstruction of Dahalo history through evidence from loanwords. From Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika. vol. 7/2: 267-305.