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Ukue language

Ukue (Epinmi) is an Edoid language of Ondo State, Nigeria. It is sometimes considered the same language as Ehu un.

Phonology

Ukue has a rather reduced system, compared to proto-Edoid, of seven vowels; these form two harmonic sets, and .[1]

The language arguably has no phonemic nasal stops; alternate with , depending on whether the following vowel is oral or nasal. Unusually, it has fricatives but no sibilants. The inventory is:[2]

  Labial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Labio-velar Glottal
Plosive  
Fricative  
Rhotic*          
         
Approximant    

(*See Edo for a likely interpretation of the two rhotics.)

References

sw:Kiukue pms:Lenga Ukue






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