We are really excited to be committed to going into Menya. At the same time it is daunting to think about the task ahead of us. The Menyan language is part of the “Angan Family” of languages which have taken missionaries typically five to ten years to learn (if at all.) Here is a description of the Angan Languages:
All the languages of the family are characterized by phonological complexity unusual in this country. Nasals as syllable nuclei, behaviour of glottal stop, labialization and palatalization all make the analysis of syllable patterns difficult and result in the occurrence of long strings of consonants within the word. Severe cooccurrence restrictions on consonants go hand in hand with massive morphophonemics, with much fusion and loss. The cumulative effect of this makes the reconstruction of the basic forms of morphemes very difficult.
And here is a clip of what it sounds like:
Unlike Pidgin, there isn’t any English (or any other western language) in that.