32 relations: Alveolar consonant, Approximant consonant, Back vowel, Banda languages, Bilabial consonant, Central African Republic, Close vowel, Close-mid vowel, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dental consonant, Dialect continuum, Flap consonant, Fricative consonant, Front vowel, Glottal consonant, Labial consonant, Labial–velar consonant, Lateral consonant, Mid vowel, Mono language (Congo), Mutual intelligibility, Nasal consonant, Open vowel, Open-mid vowel, Palatal consonant, Postalveolar consonant, South Sudan, Stop consonant, Tone (linguistics), Trill consonant, Ubangian languages, Velar consonant.
Alveolar consonants are articulated with the tongue against or close to the superior alveolar ridge, which is called that because it contains the alveoli (the sockets) of the superior teeth.
Approximants are speech sounds that involve the articulators approaching each other but not narrowly enough nor with enough articulatory precision to create turbulent airflow.
A back vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in spoken languages.
Banda is a family of Ubangian languages spoken by the Banda people of Central Africa.
In phonetics, a bilabial consonant is a consonant articulated with both lips.
The Central African Republic (CAR; Sango: Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka; République centrafricaine, or Centrafrique) is a landlocked country in Central Africa.
A close vowel, also known as a high vowel (in American terminology), is any in a class of vowel sound used in many spoken languages.
A close-mid vowel (also mid-close vowel, high-mid vowel, mid-high vowel or half-close vowel) is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.
A dental consonant is a consonant articulated with the tongue against the upper teeth, such as,,, and in some languages.
A dialect continuum or dialect chain is a spread of language varieties spoken across some geographical area such that neighbouring varieties differ only slightly, but the differences accumulate over distance so that widely separated varieties are not mutually intelligible.
In phonetics, a flap or tap is a type of consonantal sound, which is produced with a single contraction of the muscles so that one articulator (such as the tongue) is thrown against another.
Fricatives are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together.
A front vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages, its defining characteristic being that the highest point of the tongue is positioned relatively in front in the mouth without creating a constriction that would make it a consonant.
Glottal consonants are consonants using the glottis as their primary articulation.
Labial consonants are consonants in which one or both lips are the active articulator.
Labial–velar consonants are doubly articulated at the velum and the lips, such as.
A lateral is an l-like consonant in which the airstream proceeds along the sides of the tongue, but it is blocked by the tongue from going through the middle of the mouth.
A mid vowel (or a true-mid vowel) is any in a class of vowel sounds used in some spoken languages.
Mono is a language spoken by about 65,000 people in the northwestern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In linguistics, mutual intelligibility is a relationship between languages or dialects in which speakers of different but related varieties can readily understand each other without prior familiarity or special effort.
In phonetics, a nasal, also called a nasal occlusive, nasal stop in contrast with a nasal fricative, or nasal continuant, is an occlusive consonant produced with a lowered velum, allowing air to escape freely through the nose.
An open vowel is a vowel sound in which the tongue is positioned as far as possible from the roof of the mouth.
An open-mid vowel (also mid-open vowel, low-mid vowel, mid-low vowel or half-open vowel) is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.
Palatal consonants are consonants articulated with the body of the tongue raised against the hard palate (the middle part of the roof of the mouth).
Postalveolar consonants (sometimes spelled post-alveolar) are consonants articulated with the tongue near or touching the back of the alveolar ridge, farther back in the mouth than the alveolar consonants, which are at the ridge itself but not as far back as the hard palate, the place of articulation for palatal consonants.
South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa.
In phonetics, a stop, also known as a plosive or oral occlusive, is a consonant in which the vocal tract is blocked so that all airflow ceases.
Tone is the use of pitch in language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning – that is, to distinguish or to inflect words.
In phonetics, a trill is a consonantal sound produced by vibrations between the active articulator and passive articulator.
The Ubangian languages form a fairly close-knit language family of some seventy languages centered on the Central African Republic.
Velars are consonants articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth (known also as the velum).
Banda-Bambari language, Banda-Banda language, Banda-Kpaya language, Banda-Mbres language, Banda-Mbrès language, Banda-Ndele language, Banda-Ndélé language, Bereya language, Dukpu language, Gbaga-1 language, Gbambiya language, Gbende language, Gobu language, Govoro language, Gubu language, ISO 639:bfl, ISO 639:bjo, ISO 639:bpd, ISO 639:bqk, ISO 639:gox, ISO 639:kuw, ISO 639:liy, ISO 639:nue, ISO 639:tor, Joto language, Junguru language, Ka language, Kpagua language, Linda language, Mbiyi language, Mid-Southern Banda language, Ndi language, Ndokpa language, Ngalabo language, Ngao language, Ngapo language, Ngbala language, Ngundu language, Sabanga language, Tangbago language, Togbo language, Togbo-Vara Banda language, Vara language, Vidiri language, Wada language, Wundu language.