Alveolar ejective fricative

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Alveolar ejective fricative
IPA Number132 401
Audio sample
Entity (decimal)s​ʼ
Unicode (hex)U+0073 U+02BC

The alveolar ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is .


Features of the alveolar ejective fricative:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe Shapsug сӏэ [sʼə] 'name' Corresponds to [tsʼ] in other dialects.
Ganza[1]: 101  [sʼásʼà] ‘fat, thick’
Hausa tsutsa [sʼusʼa] 'worm' Allophone of /tsʼ/ in some dialects
Keres s'eeka [sʼeːkʰa] 'sure'
Lakota s'a [sʼa] 'habitually'
Tlingit eek [sʼiːkʰ] 'bear'
Upper Necaxa Totonac [ˈsʼa̰ta̰] 'small'

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  1. ^ Smolders, Joshua (2016). "A Phonology of Ganza" (pdf). Linguistic Discovery. 14 (1): 86–144. doi:10.1349/PS1.1537-0852.A.470. Retrieved 2017-01-16.

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