|Voiceless retroflex lateral fricative|
|Voiceless retroflex lateral approximant|
|IPA Number||156 402A|
The voiceless retroflex lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The IPA has no symbol for this sound. However, the "belt" of the voiceless lateral fricative is combined with the tail of the retroflex consonants to create the extIPA letter ⟨ꞎ⟩:
In 2008, the Unicode Technical Committee accepted the letter as U+A78E ꞎ LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH RETROFLEX HOOK AND BELT, included in Unicode 6.0.
Some scholars also posit the voiceless retroflex lateral approximant distinct from the fricative. The approximant may be represented in the IPA as ⟨ɭ̊⟩.
Features of the voiceless retroflex lateral fricative:
|Iaai||[example needed]||Described as an approximant. Contrasts with /ɭ/.|
|Toda||[paɭ̊]||'valley'||Described as an approximant. Contrasts with /ɭ/ (as in /paɭ/ 'bangle').|