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Dental ejective

Dental ejective
t̪ʼ
IPA number 103 401 408
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X-SAMPA t_n_>
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The dental ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is t̪ʼ.

Features

Features of the dental ejective:

Occurrence

One language that distinguishes a dental and alveolar ejective is Dahalo, a Cushitic language of Kenya. An example is /t̪ʼat̪t̪a/ 'hair', /t̠ʼirimalle/ 'spider'.

See also