Datapoint Juba Arabic/ɛ - lower mid front unrounded vowel

This appears as an allophone of /e/ 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 64-266:
medéresa [mɛ’dɛrɛsa]