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Velar lateral approximant

Velar lateral approximant
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IPA number 158
Encoding
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X-SAMPA L\
Kirshenbaum L
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The velar lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in a very small number[1] of spoken languages in the world. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ʟ, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is L\.

The velar laterals of the world often involve a prestopped realization [ɡ͡ʟ].[2]

Features

Features of the velar lateral approximant:

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
English[3] some dialects milk [mɪʟk] 'milk' May occur before velar and labial consonants. See English phonology
Melpa[4] [paʟa] 'fence'
Mid-Wahgi[3] aglagle [aʟaʟe] 'dizzy'
Hiw[5] evov [ɡ͡ʟəβɡ͡ʟɔβ] 'evening' The velar lateral of Hiw is prestopped [ɡ͡ʟ]

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