Labiodental ejective affricate

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Labiodental ejective affricate

The labiodental ejective affricate is a type of consonantal sound. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is p̪fʼ.


Features of the labiodental ejective affricate:

  • Its manner of articulation is affricate, which means it is produced by first stopping the airflow entirely, then allowing air flow through a constricted channel at the place of articulation, causing turbulence.
  • Its place of articulation is labiodental, which means it is articulated with the lower lip and the upper teeth.
  • Its phonation is voiceless, which means it is produced without vibrations of the vocal cords.
  • 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.


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Afade[1][2] [example needed]
Tsetsaut[3][4] apfʼo [ap̪͡fʼo] "boil"
Venda[5] [example needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "PHOIBLE 2.0 -".
  2. ^ "UPSID KOTOKO".
  3. ^ Boas, Franz, and Pliny Earle Goddard (1924) "Ts'ets'aut, an Athapascan Language from Portland Canal, British Columbia." International Journal of American Linguistics, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 1–35.
  4. ^ Tharp, George W. (1972). "The Position of the Tsetsaut among Northern Athapaskans". International Journal of American Linguistics. 38 (1): 14–25. doi:10.1086/465179. JSTOR 1264498. S2CID 145318136 – via JSTOR.
  5. ^ "A Linguistic Analysis of Venda". Google Books.

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