- Retroflex flap
The retroflex flap is a type of
consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabetthat represents this sound is IPA|ɽ, and the equivalent X-SAMPAsymbol is r`.
Toda has a
retroflex trill, which is transcribed with the same IPA symbol.
Features of the retroflex 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 retroflex, which prototypically means it is articulated with the tip of the tongue curled up, but more generally means that it is postalveolar without being palatalized.
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
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.
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