Mundabli language

Mundabli is a Southern Bantoid language of Cameroon. It is traditionally classified as a Western Beboid language, but that has not been demonstrated to be a valid family.

Mundabli
Ji
Native toCameroon
Native speakers
500 (2011)[1]
Dialects
  • Mundabli
  • Mufu
Language codes
ISO 639-3boe
Glottologmund1328
ELPMundabli-Mufu

"Mundabli" is a village name. The language is spoken in the villages of Mundabli and Mufu. The neighboring village of Buu speaks a distinct language.

PhonologyEdit

Mundabli Consonant Phonemes[2]
Labial Dental Palatal Velar
Plain Labial
Nasal m ɲ ŋ
Plosive voiceless k
voiced b g
Affricate voiceless t̪s̪ kp
voiced d̪z̪ gb
Fricative f ʃ
Approximant j ɥ w
Mundabli Vowel Phonemes[3]
Front Central Back
Plain Lowered Lowered Plain
Close i ɪ ɨ ʊ u
Close-mid e ə o
Open-mid ɛ ɔ
Open a ɒ

There are four tones; extra high, high, mid, and low.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mundabli at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Good, Jeff and Lovegren, Jesse and Mve, Jean Patrick and Tchiemouo, Nganguep Carine and Voll, Rebecca and Di Carlo, Pierpaolo. 2011. The languages of the Lower Fungom region of Cameroon: Grammatical overview. Africana Linguistica 17. 101–164.
  3. ^ Good, Jeff and Lovegren, Jesse and Mve, Jean Patrick and Tchiemouo, Nganguep Carine and Voll, Rebecca and Di Carlo, Pierpaolo. 2011. The languages of the Lower Fungom region of Cameroon: Grammatical overview. Africana Linguistica 17. 101–164.
  • Blench, Roger, 2011. 'The membership and internal structure of Bantoid and the border with Bantu'. Bantu IV, Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • Good, Jeff, & Jesse Lovegren. 2009. 'Reassessing Western Beboid'. Bantu III.
  • Good, Jeff, & Scott Farrar. 2008. 'Western Beboid and African language classification'. LSA.
  • Voll, R.M. (2017). A grammar of Mundabli: a Bantoid (Yemne-Kimbi) language of Cameroon (Doctoral thesis). LOT (Leiden University). hdl:1887/56258. ISBN 9789460932540.