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Voiced uvular lateral approximant

Voiced uvular lateral approximant
ʟ̠
IPA Number 158 414
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X-SAMPA L\_-
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The voiced uvular lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʟ̠⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is L\_-. ⟨ʟ̠⟩ may also represent the pharyngeal or epiglottal lateral approximant, a physically possible sound that is not attested in any language.[1] The letter for a back-velar in the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet, ⟨⟩, may also be used.

Features [ edit ]

Features of the voiced uvular lateral approximant:

Occurrence [ edit ]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
English Some American speakers[2] wool [wʊʟ̠] 'wool' May be velar or simply alveolar instead.[2] See English phonology

Notes [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  • Gimson, Alfred Charles (2014), Cruttenden, Alan (ed.), Gimson's Pronunciation of English (8th ed.), Routledge, ISBN 9781444183092
  • Ladefoged, Peter; Maddieson, Ian (1996). The Sounds of the World's Languages. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-631-19815-4.
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