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Retroflex ejective

Retroflex ejective
ʈʼ
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The retroflex ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ʈʼ. Despite the fact that it is an extremely salient sound, it is found in very few languages.

Features

Features of the retroflex ejective affricate:

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  • It is an oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth only.
  • It is a central consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides.
  • The airstream mechanism is ejective (glottalic egressive), which means the air is forced out by pumping the glottis upward.

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Gwich'in [example needed]
Tolowa[citation needed] [example needed]

See also