Alveolar lateral ejective fricative

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Alveolar lateral ejective fricative
ɬʼ
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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[edit]

Features of the alveolar lateral ejective fricative:

Occurrence[edit]

[ɬʼ] occurs in the reconstructed Proto-Semitic language.[1]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyovin, Anatole (2017). An Introduction to the Languages of the World. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 202. ISBN 9780195149883.

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