|Voiced palatal velar click|
|Voiced palatal uvular click|
The voiced palatal click is a click consonant found among the languages of southern Africa. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet for a voiced palatal click with a velar rear articulation is ⟨ɡ͡ǂ⟩ or ⟨ɡ͜ǂ⟩, commonly abbreviated to ⟨ɡǂ⟩, ⟨ᶢǂ⟩ or ⟨ǂ̬⟩. Linguists who prefer the old IPA letters use the analogous Beach convention of ⟨ɡ͡⟩ or ⟨ɡ͜⟩, abbreviated ⟨ɡ⟩, ⟨ᶢ⟩ or ⟨̬⟩. For a click with a uvular rear articulation, the equivalents are ⟨ɢ͡ǂ, ɢ͜ǂ, ɢǂ, ǂ⟩ and ⟨ɢ͡, ɢ͜, ɢ, ⟩. Sometimes the accompanying letter comes after the click letter, e.g. ⟨ǂɡ⟩ or ⟨ǂᶢ⟩; this may be a simple orthographic choice, or it may imply a difference in the relative timing of the releases.
Features of the voiced palatal click:
Voiced palatal clicks are only found in the various Khoisan language families of southern Africa and in the neighboring Yeyi language.
|[ᶢǂòː ǂχáí] = [ǂ̬òː ǂχáí]||'torch'|
|Yeyi||ugǂoara||[uᶢǂo̯aɾa] = [uǂ̬o̯aɾa]||'chameleon'|