Alveolar lateral flap

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Alveolar lateral flap
ɺ
IPA number 181
Encoding
Entity (decimal) ɺ
Unicode (hex) U+027A
X-SAMPA l\
Kirshenbaum *<lat>
Braille ⠦ (braille pattern dots-236) ⠼ (braille pattern dots-3456)
Sound

The alveolar lateral flap is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɺ, a fusion of a rotated lowercase letter r with a letter l.

Some languages which are described as having a lateral flap, such as Japanese, actually have a flap which is indeterminate as to centrality, and may surface as either central or lateral, either depending on surrounding vowels or in free variation.

Features[edit]

Features of the alveolar lateral flap:

Occurrence[edit]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Iwaidja[citation needed] aranngu [aɺ̠aɳu] 'soup (esp. with noodles)' Casual register only. Formal: aranngixwia (/aɺ˞aɳiɣja/)
Pirahã toogixi [tòːɺ͡ɺ̼ìʔì] 'hoe' Only used in some types of speech
Wayuu püülükü [pɯːɺɯkɯ] 'pig' Contrasts with /r/

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