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Dental ejective fricative

Dental ejective fricative
θʼ
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The dental ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is θʼ.

Features

Features of the alveolar ejective fricative:

Occurrence

[θʼ] occurs in Modern South Arabian languages and is also reconstructed for the hypothetical Proto-Semitic language.[1]

Language Word IPA Meaning
Mehri [example needed]
Yapese th'abii [θʼabiː] 'best, most'

References

  1. ^ Simeone-Senelle, Marie-Claude (1997), "The Modern South Arabian Languages", in Hetzron, Robert, The Semitic Languages, London: Routledge, pp. 381–382 

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