Phonemic inventory

Consonants
LabialAlveolarPalatalVel. /
uvul.
Rounded
velar
Glottal
Nasalmnŋ
Stopptk
Fricativefsχh
Approximantljɰw

Vowels
FrontCentralBack
Highiɨɨːu
Mid-lowɛɛːɔɔː
Lowa

Syllable structure

(C)(R)(G)V

C: a consonant other than /j/
R: one of /l ɰ w/
G: one of /j ɰ/
V: a vowel

Allophony

Some words

/lɛfa/[lɜba]
/twɔfaluː/[tw̥ɔbaluː]
/kaɔ/[kaɔ]
/saːplaː/[saːpl̥aː]
/fɛːlaː/[fɜːlaː]
/fɔːtiː/[fɔːtɨː]
/pɔpwafɛ/[pɔpw̥abɜ]
/fɔmisɛ/[fɔmɨd͡zɜ]
/χɔpaː/[χɔpaː]
/mwupaːkɛ/[mwupaːkɜ]
/satɛː/[satɜː]
/taɛ/[taɛ]
/χana/[χana]
/pa/[pa]
/tɛpɰɨ/[tɜpɰ̥ɨ]
/tɛta/[tɜta]
/tljafɔ/[tʲl̥ʲjabɔ]
/fli/[fl̥ɨ]
/χɔta/[χɔta]
/χɛpi/[χɜpɨ]
/tafɔ/[tabɔ]
/lɔ/[lɔ]
/taːpiː/[taːpɨː]
/fɛfɔ/[fɜbɔ]
/χɨχɛ/[χɨɛ]
/pjaɔ/[pʲj̥aɔ]
/tɔiχla/[tɔila]
/swɛfɛː/[sw̥ɜbɜː]
/tɛpjɔnɔ/[tɜpʲj̥ɔnɔ]
/lɛkɛːsɛ/[lɜkɜːd͡zɜ]

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