Uvular ejective fricative

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Uvular ejective fricative
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The uvular 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 ⟨χʼ⟩.


Features of the uvular ejective fricative:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Tlingit xh'aan About this sound[χʼàːn]  'fire'
Lakota ȟ'okȟá [χʼo.k͡xa] 'drummer'

An allophone of /qʼ/ in Georgian.[1]

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  1. ^ IPA Principles, 1947: 33.

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