|Voiced palatal lateral fricative|
|IPA Number||157 429|
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⟩, though in extIPA ⟨̬⟩ is preferred. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
Features of the voiced palatal lateral fricative:
- Its manner of articulation is fricative, which means it is produced by constricting air flow through a narrow channel at the place of articulation, causing turbulence.
- Its place of articulation is palatal, which means it is articulated with the middle or back part of the tongue raised to the hard palate.
- Its phonation is voiced, which means the vocal cords vibrate during the articulation.
- 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 intercostal muscles and abdominal muscles, as in most sounds.
|Italian||Many accents||figlio||[ˈfiʎ̝ːo]||'son'||Approximant [ʎ] in other accents. See Italian phonology|
|Jebero||[iˈʎ̝apa]||'shotgun'||Dentoalveolo-palatal. Occasional allophone of /ʎ/; only lightly fricated.|