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Voiceless palatal implosive

A voiceless palatal implosive is a rare consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ ʄ̊ ⟩ or ⟨cʼ↓⟩. A dedicated IPA letter, ⟨ƈ⟩, was withdrawn in 1993.


Features of the voiceless palatal implosive:


A rare and evidently unstable sound, /ʄ̊/ is attested from the Serer language of Senegal, and the dedicated letter ⟨ࢢ⟩ is given for the language's Arabic script orthography, also found in Ngiti[1] and Lendu.[2]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Lendu [example needed]
Ngiti [example needed]
Serer [example needed]

See also


  1. ^ "Phoible 2.0 -".
  2. ^ "Phoible 2.0 -".