Alveolar ejective

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Alveolar ejective
ť
IPA number 165
Encoding
Entity (decimal) t​ť
Unicode (hex) U+0074 U+0165
X-SAMPA t_>
Kirshenbaum t`
Sound

The alveolar ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ť.

Features[edit]

Features of the alveolar ejective:

  • 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.
  • The airstream mechanism is ejective (glottalic egressive), which means the air is forced out by pumping the glottis upward.

Occurrence[edit]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe ятӀэ About this sound [jaːtʼa]  'dirt'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] տիկ [tʼikʼ] 'wineskin' Corresponds to tenuis [t⁼] in other Eastern dialects.
Amharic ጥጃ [tʼəʤa] 'calf'
Georgian ტიტა [tʼitʼa] 'tulip'
Haida qqayttas [qʼajtʼas] 'basket'
Kabardian тӀыс [tʼəs] 'sit'
Khwarshi  ? [tʼaja] 'to drop'
Nez Perce tʼeyíitʼeyii [tʼæˈjiːtʼæjiː] 'flat'

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009), Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company