The voiced palatal implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʄ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
J\_<. Typographically, the IPA symbol is a dotless lowercase letter j with a horizontal stroke (the symbol for the voiced palatal stop) and a rightward hook (the diacritic for implosives). A very similar looking letter, ⟨ƒ⟩ (an ⟨f⟩ with a tail), is used in Ewe for /ɸ/.
Features of the voiced palatal implosive:
|Serer||ʃaar||[ʄaaɾ]||'to have ringworm'||Contrasts phonemically with voiceless implosive|
|Swahili||jana||[ʄana]||'yesterday'||In free variation with /dʒ/|