- Voiceless uvular plosive
The voiceless uvular plosive is a type of
consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. It is pronounced like [k] , except that the tongue makes contact not on the soft palatebut on the uvula. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabetthat represents this sound is IPA|q, and the equivalent X-SAMPAsymbol is q.
Features of the voiceless uvular plosive:
manner of articulationis plosive or stop, which means it is produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract.
place of articulationis uvular which means it is articulated with the back of the tongue(the dorsum) against or near the uvula.
phonationtype is voiceless, which means it is produced without vibrations of the vocal cords.
* It is an
oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth.
* It is a
central consonant, which means it is produced by allowing the airstream to flow over the middle of the tongue, rather than the sides.
airstream mechanismis pulmonic egressive, which means it is articulated by pushing air out of the lungs and through the vocal tract, rather than from the glottisor the mouth.
List of phonetics topics
last = Watson
title= The Phonology and Morphology of Arabic
publisher= Oxford University Press
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