Voiced velar implosive
ɠ
IPA Number166
Encoding
Entity (decimal)ɠ
Unicode (hex)U+0260
X-SAMPAg_<
Braille
⠦ (braille pattern dots-236)
⠛ (braille pattern dots-1245)
Audio sample

The voiced velar implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɠ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is g_<. It is familiar to English speakers as the sound made when mimicking the 'gulping' of water.

Features

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Af Maay qalang [ɠalaŋ] 'pen' Corresponds to /q/ in Standard Somali
Ega[1] [ɠà] 'count'
Fula[2] [example needed]
Jamaican Patois[3] good [ɠuːd] 'good' Allophone of /ɡ/ in the onset of prominent syllables
Sindhi ڳَئُون aun [ɠəuːn]  'cow'
Tera[4] qaandi [ɠaːndi] 'hello'
Zulu ukuza [uˈɠuːza] 'to come' Allophone of /k/

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