Dental ejective fricative

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Dental ejective fricative
θʼ
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The dental ejective fricative is a rare type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨θʼ⟩.

Features[edit]

Features of the alveolar ejective fricative:

Occurrence[edit]

[θʼ] occurs in Modern South Arabian languages and is also reconstructed for the hypothetical Proto-Semitic language.[1]

Language Word IPA Meaning
Yapese th'abii [θʼabiː] 'most'
Mehri diśkhawt̠̣'ā [diɬχɑʊ̯θ'ɑː] 'to hate'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simeone-Senelle, Marie-Claude (1997), "The Modern South Arabian Languages", in Hetzron, Robert (ed.), The Semitic Languages, London: Routledge, pp. 381–382

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