Palatal ejective stop
IPA Number107 + 401
Audio sample
Entity (decimal)c​ʼ
Unicode (hex)U+0063 U+02BC

The palatal ejective is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is .


Some of the features of the palatal ejective stop are:


This sound is largely confined to the indigenous languages of the Americas. It sometimes contrasts with a tʃʼ, but does not always do so. It occurs in:

Language IPA Meaning Notes
Jaqaru[1] [example needed]
Keres[2][3] [example needed]
Nǁng[4] [example needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Jaqaru language, alphabet and pronunciation".
  2. ^ Lachler, Jordan (2005). Grammar of Laguna Keres. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Dissertation.
  3. ^ Davis, Irvine (1964). The Language of Santa Ana Pueblo, Smithsonian Bulletin 191, Anthropological Papers, No. 69.
  4. ^ Mats Exter, 2008 [2012], Properties of the Anterior and Posterior Click Closures in Nǀuu, dissertation, University of Cologne