Voiceless velar lateral fricative


Voiceless velar lateral fricative

The Archi language of the Dagestani family has a voiceless velar lateral fricative that is clearly a fricative, although further forward than velars in many languages, and might better be called "pre-velar". Archi also has an affricate and ejective affricate at this place of articulation.

The Nguni languages, such as Zulu, have a truly velar ejective lateral affricate, IPA| [kʟ̝̊’] . (The devoicing ring diacritic has been placed above the letter to avoid clashing with the raising diacritic.)

The IPA has no separate symbol for these sounds. However, the "belt" on the existing symbol for a voiceless lateral fricative forms the basis for occasional "ad hoc" symbols for others:

Indeed, SIL International has added these symbols to the Private Use Areas of their Charis and Doulos fonts, as U+F268 ().


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lateral consonant — Lateral release ◌ˡ IPA number 426 view …   Wikipedia

  • Fricative consonant — Fricatives are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together. These may be the lower lip against the upper teeth, in the case of IPA| [f] ; the back of the tongue against the soft… …   Wikipedia

  • Velar consonant — Velar redirects here. For the village in Rajasthan, India, see Velar (village). Places of articulation Labial Bilabial Labial–velar Labial–coronal Labiodental Dentolabial …   Wikipedia

  • Voiceless palato-alveolar affricate — t͡ʃ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Voiceless pharyngeal fricative — The voiceless pharyngeal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is h bar (IPA|ħ), and the equivalent X SAMPA symbol is… …   Wikipedia

  • Velar nasal — Agma redirects here. For other uses, see AGMA (disambiguation). Velar nasal ŋ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Nasal labio-velar approximant — w̃ view · talk …   Wikipedia

  • List of consonants — This is a list of all consonants which can be transcribed with a single letter in the International Phonetic Alphabet, plus some of the more common consonants which require diacritics, ordered by place and manner of articulation.Ordered by place… …   Wikipedia

  • Relative articulation — Places of articulation Labial Bilabial Labial–velar Labial–coronal Labiodental Dentolabial Bidental …   Wikipedia

  • Archi language — Infobox Language name=Archi region=Archi, Dagestan, Russia speakers=1,000 familycolor=Caucasian fam1=North East Caucasian fam2=Lezgian iso2=cau iso3=aqcArchi is a Caucasian language spoken by the 1,000 Archis in the village of Archi, southern… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.