Datapoint Juba Arabic/ɔ - lower mid back rounded vowel

This vowel appears as an allophone of /o/ in Bari borrowings. It can also be found in Arabic words which underwent the effect of vowel harmony induced by substratum interference (Miller 1989: 4). Finally it can also be due to vowel assimilation processes.


Exists only as a minor allophone

Example 64-271:

kóre [’kɔre]
to cy