Tenuis bilabial velar click
k͡ʘ
IPA Number176
Encoding
Entity (decimal)ʘ
Unicode (hex)U+0298
Braille
⠯ (braille pattern dots-12346)
⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)
Audio sample
Tenuis bilabial uvular click
q͡ʘ

The voiceless or more precisely tenuis bilabial click is a click consonant found in some languages of southern Africa. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents the sound is ⟨ʘ⟩.

Features

Features of the tenuis bilabial click:

Occurrence

Tenuis bilabial clicks are only known to occur in the Tuu and Kx'a families of southern Africa.

Language Word IPA Meaning
ǂHoan [ʘoa] 'two'
Taa [ʘàa] 'child'

Notes