Voiced velar affricate
|Voiced velar affricate|
The voiced velar affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in very few spoken languages. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represent this sound are ⟨ɡ͡ɣ⟩ and ⟨ɡ͜ɣ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
g_G. The tie bar may be omitted, yielding ⟨ɡɣ⟩ in the IPA and
gG in X-SAMPA.
The voiced velar affricate has not been reported to occur phonemically in any language, but it is reported as an allophone of /g/ (usually realized as a voiced velar plosive) in some dialects of English English.
Features of the voiced velar affricate:
- Its manner of articulation is affricate, which means it is produced by first stopping the airflow entirely, then allowing air flow through a constricted channel at the place of articulation, causing turbulence.
- Its place of articulation is velar, which means it is articulated with the back of the tongue (the dorsum) at the soft palate.
- Its phonation is voiced, which means the vocal cords vibrate during the articulation.
- It is an oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth only.
- It is a central consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides.
- The airstream mechanism is pulmonic, which means it is articulated by pushing air solely with the lungs and diaphragm, as in most sounds.
|English||Broad Cockney||good||[ˈɡ͡ɣʊˑd̥]||'good'||Occasional allophone of /ɡ/. See English phonology|
|Scouse||Possible syllable-initial and word-final allophone of /ɡ/. See English phonology|
- List of languages with [ɡɣ] on PHOIBLE