Voiced bilabial velar click
ɡ͡ʘ
ᶢʘ
ʘ̬
Voiced bilabial uvular click
ɢ͡ʘ
(etc)

The voiced bilabial click is a click consonant found in some of the languages of southern Africa. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʘ̬⟩ or ⟨ᶢʘ⟩.

Features

Features of the voiced bilabial click:

Occurrence

Voiced bilabial clicks only occur in the Tuu and Kx'a families of southern Africa. These sounds are extremely rare and many foreigners in Africa find it difficult to pronounce. Thus, these sounds are sometimes transliterated as a "g" and a "G" and are pronounced as Velar and Uvular Plosives.

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