- Voiced uvular plosive
The voiced uvular plosive is a type of
consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabetthat represents this sound is IPA|ɢ, and the equivalent X-SAMPAsymbol is G.
IPA| [ɢ] is a rare sound, even compared to other uvulars. See
Voiced velar plosivefor a possible reason.
Features of the voiced 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 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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