The epiglottal or pharyngeal plosive (or stop) is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʡ⟩.
Epiglottal and pharyngeal consonants occur at the same place of articulation. Esling (2010) describes the sound covered by the term "epiglottal plosive" as an "active closure by the aryepiglottic pharyngeal stricture mechanism" – that is, a stop produced by the aryepiglottic folds within the pharynx.
Features of the epiglottal stop:
|Amis||'u'ure||[ʡuʡuɺ̠ᵊ]||'fog'||May have a trilled release, [ʡʢ].|
|Haida||Northern dialects||g̱antl||[ʡʌntɬ]||'water'||Corresponds to /q/ in southern dialects.|
|Ingush||Ӏам/wam||[ʡam]||'lake, pond'||Also represented with "I" in the Cyrillic orthography.|