Voiced uvular affricate

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Voiced uvular affricate
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The voiced uvular affricate is a rare type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represent this sound are ɢ͡ʁ and ɢ͜ʁ. The tie bar may be omitted, yielding ɢʁ.


Features of the voiced uvular affricate:



Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Akhvakh [example needed]
Ekagi gaati [ɢ͡ʁaːti] 'ten' Velar lateral allophone [ɡ͡ʟ] before front vowels.[1]

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  1. ^ Peter Staroverov and Soren Tebay (2019) Posterior Affricate in Mee and Consonant-Vowel Place Interactions, Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology, LSA