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Lagwan (Logone) is a Chadic language spoken in northern Cameroon and southwestern Chad. Dialects include Logone-Birni and Logone-Gana.


Phonology


As is common in Chadic languages, the principal vowel is the low central vowel /a/; where there is no underlying V-slot, an epenthetic ‘zero vowel’ is inserted. Despite the limited distribution of the other vowels, /i, u, e, o/ have emerging phonological status. However, as has been observed in other Chadic languages, certain contrasts are productive only word-finally, excluding the sub-lexicon of loan words.


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References


* Johannes Lukas. 1936. ''Die Logone-Sprache im Zentralen Sudan''. Leipzig: DMG. * Joy Naomi Ruff. 2005. ''Phonology of Lagwan''. Cameroon. Category:Biu-Mandara languages Category:Languages of Cameroon Category:Languages of Chad {{Chad-stub