Voiced palatal velar click
ɡ͡ǂ
ᶢǂ
ǂ̬
Voiced palatal uvular click
ɢ͡ǂ
(etc)

The voiced palatal click is a click consonant found among the languages of southern Africa. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ǂ̬⟩ or ⟨ᶢǂ⟩. (Variations of the latter include ⟨ɡǂ⟩ and ⟨ǂɡ⟩.)

Features

Features of the voiced palatal click:

Occurrence

Voiced palatal clicks are only found in the various Khoisan language families of southern Africa and in the neighboring Yeyi language.

Language Word IPA Meaning
Naro dtcòo tcgáí
(òo çgáí)
[ᶢǂòː ǂχáí] = [ǂ̬òː ǂχáí] 'torch'
Yeyi uoara [uᶢǂo̯aɾa] = [uǂ̬o̯aɾa] 'chameleon'

Notes