The voiceless palatal lateral affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet is ⟨c͡ʎ̥˔⟩ or ⟨c͡ ⟩.
Features of the voiceless alveolar lateral affricate:
- It is an oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth only.
- It is a lateral consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream over the sides of the tongue, rather than down the middle.
- The airstream mechanism is pulmonic, which means it is articulated by pushing air solely with the lungs and diaphragm, as in most sounds.
The sound occurs in Hadza and, as a palatal lateral ejective affricate (see), in Dahalo.