Labiodental ejective fricative

Labiodental ejective fricative
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The labiodental ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, reported in the Kabardian language.[1] The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is .

Features

Features of the labiodental 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.

Occurrence

LanguageWordIPAMeaningNotes
Kabardianфӏыцӏэ [fʼət͡sʼa] 'black'Corresponds to [ʃʷʼ] in Adyghe.
Yapesef'aang[fʼaːŋ]'type of eel'

Notes

  1. Colarusso, John. 1992. A Grammar of the Kabardian Language.

See also

References

  • Colarusso, John. 1992. A Grammar of the Kabardian Language. University of Calgary Press.
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