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Uvular ejective affricate

uvular ejective affricate
q͡χʼ
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The uvular ejective affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is q͡χʼ. It was a phoneme in the original version of the constructed language Ithkuil and is used allophonically in several Northeast Caucasian languages.

Features

Features of the uvular 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

See also