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Epiglottal or pharyngeal ejective
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The epiglottal or pharyngeal ejective is a rare type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʡʼ⟩.


Features of the pharyngeal ejective:


A pharyngeal ejective has been reported in Dargwa, a Northeast Caucasian language.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Dargwa [example needed] Only present in some dialects of Dargwa but absent in the literary standard dialect.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Daniel, Michael; Dobrushina, Nina; Ganenkov, Dmitry (2019). The Mehweb language: Essays on phonology, morphology and syntax. Berlin: Language Science Press.