Uvular ejective fricative

The uvular ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨χʼ⟩.

Uvular ejective fricative
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Features

Features of the uvular ejective fricative:

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Tlingit xh'aan [χʼàːn]  'fire'

An allophone of /qʼ/ in Georgian.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ IPA Principles, 1947: 33.

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Ejective consonant

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Labialization

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The most common labialized consonants are labialized velars. Most other labialized sounds also have simultaneous velarization, and the process may then be more precisely called labio-velarization.

In phonology, labialization may also refer to a type of assimilation process.

List of consonants

This is a list of all the consonants which have a dedicated letter in the International Phonetic Alphabet, plus some of the consonants which require diacritics, ordered by place and manner of articulation.

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Uvular ejective

The uvular ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨qʼ⟩.

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