|Voiced palatal lateral fricative|
|IPA Number||157 429|
The voiced palatal lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʎ̝⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
It is not known to occur as a phoneme in any language, but it does occur as an allophone of /ʎ/ in Italian and Jebero.
Features of the voiced palatal lateral fricative:
|Italian||Many accents||figlio||[ˈfiʎ̝ːo]||'son'||Approximant [ʎ] in other accents. See Italian phonology|
|Jebero||[iˈʎ̝apa]||'shotgun'||Dentoalveolo-palatal. Occasional allophone of /ʎ/; only lightly fricated.|