Labial-velar consonant

The labial- velar plosives two kp and gb can be found in many West African languages. The phonemes are formed by generating not one after the other, but at the same time each one labial and velar closure one. The determination of the sequence of letters in the spelling gb / kp was therefore arbitrary.

These two typical West African lute are found also in the languages ​​spoken in Suriname Creole Saramaccaans, but not in the closely related, more Europeanized Aukaans.

On behalf of the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, comes a sound twice before such.

See also: Sranan Tongo

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