Alveolar lateral ejective fricative

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Alveolar lateral ejective fricative

The alveolar lateral ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, reported in the Northwest Caucasian languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɬʼ⟩.


Features of the alveolar lateral ejective fricative:


[ɬʼ] occurs in the reconstructed Proto-Semitic language.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe лӀы About this sound [ɬʼə]  'man'
Kabardian плӀы About this sound [pɬʼə]  'four'
Tlingit ook About this sound [ɬʼuːk]  ‘fish’

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