International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

Elements of Phonology of the Likwála, Variety of Koyó Ngandza
Régina Patience IKEMOU

Abstract
likwála in a Bantu language spoken in the North of Republic of Congo by about people. It belongs to the mbochi group C20 and is classified C26 by Malcolm Guthrie (Guthrie, 1970). The language has seven vowels and twelve consonants. Most syllables are CV structured and the smallest syllable is made of a vocalic element only. likwála is a tonal language with two tones ( High and Low) only. This article aims to explain some of its phonological process according to the auto segmental theory.

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