Alveolar lateral ejective fricative
ɬʼ
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The alveolar lateral ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, reported in the Northwest Caucasian languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɬʼ⟩.

Features

Features of the alveolar lateral ejective fricative:

Occurrence

[ɬʼ] occurs in the reconstructed Proto-Semitic language.[1]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe лӀы About this sound[ɬʼə]  'man'
Kabardian плӀы About this sound[pɬʼə]  'four'
Tlingit[2] ook About this sound[ɬʼuːkʰ]  ‘fish’

See also

References

  1. ^ Lyovin, Anatole (2017). An Introduction to the Languages of the World. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 202. ISBN 9780195149883.
  2. ^ Ladefoged, Peter; Maddieson, Ian (1996). The Sounds of the World's Languages. Oxford: Blackwell. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-631-19815-4.