|Palatal lateral ejective affricate|
The palatal lateral ejective affricate is a rare type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨c͜ʼ⟩ (extIPA; strict IPA: ⟨c͜ʎ̝̊ʼ⟩).
It is a rare sound, found in Dahalo, a Cushitic language of Kenya, and in Hadza, a language isolate of Tanzania. In Dahalo, /c͜ʼ/ contrasts with alveolar /t͜ɬʼ/, and in Hadza it contrasts with velar [k͜ʼ], an allophone of /kʼ/.
Features of the palatal lateral ejective affricate:
The Hadza sound has been transcribed as [t͜ʼ], but alveolar contact of the tongue is variable and not distinctive.