Wom language (Nigeria)
|(5,000 cited 1989)|
|b||d||ɟ||ɡ||ɡb ~ ɡʷ|
|p||t||c||k||kp ~ kʷ||(ʔ)|
|f v||s z||ʃ ʒ||x||(h)|
/ŋ/, and only /ŋ/, appears geminate. /ʔ/ is rare, perhaps borrowed. /h/ is known from one word, not borrowed.
Vowels are /i e ɛ a ə ɔ o u/. All may be doubled, but there are no long vowels. /a/ is neutralized to /ə/ in all but final position.
Tone is probably high, low, and falling, as in Chamba Leko.
- The Perema (Wom) language of northeastern Nigeria: classification, phonology and noun morphology (PDF) by Roger M. Blench, 2000. Mallam Dendo, Cambridge.
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