- Alveolar lateral flap
The alveolar lateral flap is a type of
consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabetthat represents this sound is IPA|ɺ.
Features of the alveolar lateral fl
manner of articulationis flap, which means it is produced with a single contraction of the muscles so that one articulator is thrown against another.
place of articulationis alveolar, which means it is articulated with the tip of the tongue against the alveolar ridge.
phonationtype is voiced, which means the vocal cords are vibrating during the articulation.
* It is an
oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth.
* It is a
lateral consonant, which means it is produced by allowing the airstream to flow over the sides of the tongue, rather than the middle of the tongue.
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 = Okada
first = Hideo
journal=Journal of the International Phonetic Association
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