Temne is a Niger-Kordofanian language (West Atlantic group) spoken
in central Sierra Leone (map).
There are approximately 1 million
Temne contrasts stops in the dental/alveolar region. While dental stops are typically laminal in the world's languages, in Temne they are apical, with the alveolar stop being laminal. The laminal alveolar is affricated.
For sonargrams of the two words below click here.