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Alveolar lateral ejective fricative

The alveolar lateral ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, reported in the Northwest Caucasian languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɬʼ⟩.

Alveolar lateral ejective fricative
ɬʼ
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FeaturesEdit

Features of the alveolar lateral ejective fricative:

OccurrenceEdit

[ɬʼ] occurs in the reconstructed Proto-Semitic language.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe лӀы  [ɬʼə]  'man'
Kabardian плӀы  [pɬʼə]  'four'
Tlingit ook  [ɬʼuːk]  ‘fish’

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