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Voiced palatal lateral fricative

Voiced palatal lateral fricative
ʎ̝
IPA number 157 429
Encoding
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X-SAMPA L_r
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The voiced palatal lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ʎ̝, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is L_r.

Features

Features of the voiced palatal lateral fricative:

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Italian Many accents[1] figlio [ˈfiʎ̝ːo] 'son' Approximant [ʎ] in other accents. See Italian phonology

See also

References

  1. ^ Ashby (2011:64): "(...) in a large number of Italian accents, there is considerable friction involved in the pronunciation of [ʎ], creating a voiced palatal lateral fricative (for which there is no established IPA symbol)."

Bibliography

  • Ashby, Patricia (2011), Understanding Phonetics, Understanding Language series, Routledge, ISBN 978-0340928271 
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