Proto-Kódù language


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Proto-Kódù
Region Seforman
Language family
  • Proto-Kódù
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  Proto-Kódù


Phonology and Phonotactics

These languages are highly tonal, all or most containing seven tones : ˦, ˧, ˨, ˨˦, ˦˨˧, ˥˧, ˧˦˨. Languages have a CV(C) syllable structure.

Vowels

Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ə ə: ɔ
Open a a:

Consonants

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Grammar

Highly isolating and very analytic languages. VSO word order. Morphemes differentiated by tone of vowels. Head-final. Has numerous classifiers.

Lexicon

  • kó - speech
  • dù - word, speech
  • pǔs - person

See Also