Southern Burun
Tüŋ Mäbaan
Native toSouth Sudan, Sudan
RegionUpper NileBlue Nile border
EthnicityJumjum
Native speakers
180,000 (20117–2022)[1]
Dialects
  • Bwonyin
  • Ulu
  • Twok
Arabic
Latin
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
mfz – Mabaan
jum – Jumjum
Glottologmaba1272
ELPMabaan

Southern Burun is a Western Nilotic language of Sudan. It is a dialect continuum with Burun proper (Northern Burun), Mabaan/Ulu, and Jumjum (Arabic: جوم جوم).

Phonology

These are from the Jumjum dialect.[2]

Vowels

Burun has 8 vowels. All vowels have long equivalents.

Front Back
unrounded rounded
Close i u
Near-close ɪ ʊ
Close-mid
Open-mid ɛ ʌ ɔ
Open a

Consonants

Burun has 20 consonants.

Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Stop voiceless p t c k ʔ
voiced b d ɟ g
Fricative voiceless θ
voiced ð
Nasal m ɱ n ɲ ŋ
Approximant w l j
Trill r

References

  1. ^ Mabaan at Ethnologue (27th ed., 2024) Closed access icon
    Jumjum at Ethnologue (27th ed., 2024) Closed access icon
  2. ^ "PHOIBLE Online -". phoible.org. Retrieved 2019-01-26.