Ahan language

Aahan (Ààhàn) is a divergent Volta–Niger language of Nigeria, closely related only to Ayere.

Aahan
Native toNigeria
RegionOndo State
Native speakers
300 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3ahn
Glottologahan1244
ELPÀhàn

DistributionEdit

According to Ethnologue, Ahan is spoken in:

PhonologyEdit

The phonemic inventory of Ahan is:[2][3]

ConsonantsEdit

Labial Dental-
Alveolar
Palato-
alveolar
Velar Labio-
velar
Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Stops b t d k g kp gb
Affricate ts tʃ dʒ
Fricative f θ s h
Lateral Approx. l
Central Approx. r j w

VowelsEdit

Front Central Back
High i ĩ u ũ
Mid e o
Low ɛ ɛ̃ ɑ ɑ̃ ɔ ɔ̃

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Aahan at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ "A Grammar of Àhàn - ProQuest". ProQuest 1728162668. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Glottolog 3.3 - Àhàn". glottolog.org. Retrieved 2018-12-13.