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Iraqw language

Index Iraqw language

Iraqw is a Cushitic language spoken in Tanzania in the Arusha and Manyara Regions. [1]

28 relations: Affricate consonant, Alveolar consonant, Approximant consonant, Arusha Region, Back vowel, Central vowel, Close vowel, Cushitic languages, Datooga language, Fricative consonant, Front vowel, Glottal consonant, Gorowa language, Iraqw people, Labial consonant, Manyara Region, Mid vowel, Nasal consonant, Open vowel, Palatal consonant, Palato-alveolar consonant, Pharyngeal consonant, South Cushitic languages, Stop consonant, Tanzania, Trill consonant, Uvular consonant, Velar consonant.

Affricate consonant

An affricate is a consonant that begins as a stop and releases as a fricative, generally with the same place of articulation (most often coronal).

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Alveolar 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.

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Approximant consonant

Approximants are speech sounds that involve the articulators approaching each other but not narrowly enough nor with enough articulatory precision to create turbulent airflow.

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Arusha Region

Arusha Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions.

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Back vowel

A back vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in spoken languages.

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Central vowel

A central vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.

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Close vowel

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.

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Cushitic languages

The Cushitic languages are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family.

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Datooga language

Datooga is a Nilotic language or dialect cluster of the Southern Nilotic group.

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Fricative consonant

Fricatives are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together.

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Front vowel

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.

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Glottal consonant

Glottal consonants are consonants using the glottis as their primary articulation.

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Gorowa language

Gorowa is a Cushitic language spoken in Tanzania in the Dodoma and Manyara Regions.

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Iraqw people

The Iraqw or Irakw (also known as the Wambulu amongst Swahili speakers) are a Cushitic-speaking ethnic group inhabiting the Great Lakes region of East Africa.

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Labial consonant

Labial consonants are consonants in which one or both lips are the active articulator.

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Manyara Region

Manyara Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions.

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Mid vowel

A mid vowel (or a true-mid vowel) is any in a class of vowel sounds used in some spoken languages.

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Nasal consonant

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.

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Open vowel

An open vowel is a vowel sound in which the tongue is positioned as far as possible from the roof of the mouth.

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Palatal consonant

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).

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Palato-alveolar consonant

In phonetics, palato-alveolar (or palatoalveolar) consonants are postalveolar consonants, nearly always sibilants, that are weakly palatalized with a domed (bunched-up) tongue.

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Pharyngeal consonant

A pharyngeal consonant is a consonant that is articulated primarily in the pharynx.

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South Cushitic languages

The South Cushitic or Rift languages of Tanzania belong to the Afro-Asiatic family.

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Stop consonant

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.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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Trill consonant

In phonetics, a trill is a consonantal sound produced by vibrations between the active articulator and passive articulator.

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Uvular consonant

Uvulars are consonants articulated with the back of the tongue against or near the uvula, that is, further back in the mouth than velar consonants.

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Velar consonant

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).

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Redirects here:

ISO 639:irk, Kiiraqw language.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqw_language

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