Alveolo-palatal ejective fricative

alveolo-palatal ejective fricative
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The alveolo-palatal ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɕʼ.


Features of the alveolo-palatal ejective fricative:

  • Its phonation 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 only.
  • It is a central consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides.


AdygheAbzakhщӏэ[ɕʼa]'new'Dialectal. Corresponds to [t͡ʃʼ] in other dialects.
KabardianпщӀы [pɕʼə] 'ten'

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