- Epiglottal plosive
The epiglottal plosive is a type of
consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabetthat represents this sound is IPA|ʡ, and the equivalent X-SAMPAsymbol is >.
Features of the epiglottal plosive:
manner of articulationis plosive or stop, which means it is produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract.
place of articulationis epiglottal which means it is articulated with the epiglottisagainst the back of the pharynx
*It has no defined
phonationtype, although it is typically voiceless, which means it is produced without vibrations of the vocal cords. Voiced epiglottal "stops" tend toward being epiglottal flaps.
* It is an
oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth.
* Because it is not pronounced with the tongue, the central-lateral distinction is meaningless.
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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