Voiced palatal lateral affricate

The voiced palatal lateral affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.[1] There are two ways it can be represented: either by using the IPA as ⟨ɟʎ̝⟩, or by using the non-IPA sign for the voiced palatal lateral fricative as /ɟ̬/.


Features of the voiced alveolar lateral affricate:


This sound occurs in the Sandawe language of Tanzania.[2]


  1. ^ Ladefoged, Peter; Traill, Anthony (1994-01-01). "Clicks and their accompaniments". Journal of Phonetics. 22 (1): 33–64. doi:10.1016/S0095-4470(19)30266-9. ISSN 0095-4470.
  2. ^ Sands, Bonny; Maddieson, Ian; Ladefoged, Peter (1996-06-15). "The phonetic structures of Hadza". Studies in African Linguistics. 25 (2): 171–204. doi:10.32473/sal.v25i2.107401. ISSN 2154-428X. S2CID 196094366.