Bilabial ejective

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Bilabial ejective
IPA number 101 + 401
Encoding
Entity (decimal) p​ʼ
Unicode (hex) U+0070 U+02BC
X-SAMPA p_>
Kirshenbaum p`
Braille ⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234) ⠐ (braille pattern dots-5) ⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)
Sound

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

Features[edit]

Features of the bilabial ejective:

Occurrence[edit]

In addition to the languages listed below, this sound is also common in Ethiopian Semitic languages.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe пӏэ About this sound [pʼa]  'bed'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] պոչ [pʼotʃʰ] 'tail' Corresponds to tenuis [p⁼] in other Eastern dialects
Chechen пӏелг [pʼelɡ] 'finger' See Chechen phonology
Georgian არ [ˈpʼar] 'sun'
Hadza bbu [ɦuːpʼu] 'to lift something heavy' (mimetic)
Haida ttappad [tʼapʼat] 'to break' (mimetic)
Kabardian пӏэстэ [pʼasta] 'pasta'
Nez Perce p’íłin [ˈpʼiɬin] 'hole'
Quechua p’acha [pʼat͡ʃa] 'clothes'
Ubykh [saakʲʼawəpʼtsʼaj] 'what is your name?' See Ubykh phonology

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dum-Tragut (2009:17–18)

Bibliography[edit]

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