Labiodental ejective fricative
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|Labiodental ejective fricative|
The labiodental ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨fʼ⟩.
Features of the labiodental ejective fricative:
- Its manner of articulation is fricative, which means it is produced by constricting air flow through a narrow channel at the place of articulation, causing turbulence.
- Its place of articulation is labiodental, which means it is articulated with the lower lip and the upper teeth.
- Its phonation is voiceless, which means it is produced without vibrations of the vocal cords.
- It is an oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth only.
- The airstream mechanism is ejective (glottalic egressive), which means the air is forced out by pumping the glottis upward.
|Abkhaz||апа||[afʼa]||'thin'||Only found in this word, which is pronounced as [afʼa] only by some speakers, pronounced [apʼa] by the majority. |
|Highland Oaxaca Chontal||ɫof'aneh||[ɬofʼaneʔ]||'corn cob'|
|Kabardian||фӏыцӏэ||[fʼət͡sʼa] (help·info)||'black'||Corresponds to [ʃʷʼ] in Adyghe.|
|Yapese||f'aang||[fʼaːŋ]||'type of eel'|
- Colarusso, John. 1992. A Grammar of the Kabardian Language. University of Calgary Press.