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Alveolar lateral flap

Alveolar lateral flap
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IPA number 181
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X-SAMPA l\
Kirshenbaum *<lat>
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The alveolar lateral flap is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɺ, a fusion of a rotated lowercase letter r with a letter l.

Some languages which are described as having a lateral flap, such as Japanese, actually have a flap which is indeterminate as to centrality, and may surface as either central or lateral, either depending on surrounding vowels or in free variation.

Features

Features of the alveolar lateral flap:

Occurrence

Alveolar

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Japanese kokoro [ˈko̥koɺo] 'heart' See Japanese phonology
Pirahã toogixi [tòːɺ͡ɺ̼ìʔì] 'hoe' Only used in some types of speech
Wayuu püülükü [pɯːɺɯkɯ] 'pig' Contrasts with /r/

Postalveolar

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Norwegian Trøndersk[1] glas [ˈɡɺ̠ɑːs] 'glass' Realization of the tjukk l according to Grønnum (2005). See Norwegian phonology

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