Talk:Velar ejective

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This article could possibly be merged with the article Ejective. Do we need a separate article for each point of articulation? I am not declaring policy, just raising a question on how best to organize these articles. There is much good material here, but I wonder if this is the best place toput it. Pete unseth (talk) 12:33, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

  • If you click on any consonant symbol in the table at the bottom of the article, you will notice that there is a page for almost all sounds. That's why this page makes sense, in addition to the ejective page. Landroving Linguist (talk) 17:17, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Not quite. There aren't pages for palatalized, labialized, or aspirated sounds, nor for individual diphthongs or triphthongs. "ejective" is a type of laryngeal property applied to sounds that have place and manner of articulation features that correspond to other non-ejective consonants. [p], [t], [k], [q], and [s] are by far not the only plausibilities for consonants with ejective realizations and their selection is somewhat arbitrary. — Ƶ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 17:40, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

For non-specialists[edit]

Much of this description is describing a plain ol' /k/.

For everyone's benefit, could there be a "How this differs from English" section? That would cut to the chase, by detailing the nature of the difference between the rare sound and the familiar sound?

Thanks, Varlaam (talk) 19:41, 4 February 2010 (UTC)


How do you say that? K-apostrophe? K-prime? K-ejective?
Varlaam (talk) 19:49, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

It's pronounced [k`]. Using the Unicode system of naming, the glyph would be called "Latin small letter K with apostrophe," though it should be noted that there is no actual glyph with that name (Unicode uses two glyphs to indicate ejectives). As a practical matter, if I couldn't make the sound I would just say, "velar ejective." —WikiMarshall (talk) 06:40, 16 April 2010 (UTC)