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Uvular ejective fricative
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The uvular ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is χʼ.


Features of the uvular ejective fricative:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Dakota haŋȟʼáŋna [hãχʼã.na] 'morning'
Georgian[1] ვავილი/vavili [χʷʼɑvili] 'flower' In free variation with [, qχʼ].[2]
Lakota ȟ'okȟá [χʼo.k͡xa] 'drummer'
Sioux haŋȟʼáŋn [hãχʼãn] 'morning'
Tlingit xh'aan [χʼàːn] 'fire'

See also


  1. ^ Shosted, Ryan K.; Chikovani, Vakhtang (2006). "Standard Georgian" (PDF). Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 36 (2): 255–264. doi:10.1017/S0025100306002659. ISSN 1475-3502.
  2. ^ IPA Principles, 1947: 33.