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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. — Æµ§œš¹ [aɪm ˈfɻɛ̃ⁿdˡi] 17:40, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
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?
- 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)