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Palatal ejective stop

Palatal ejective stop
IPA Number107 + 401
Audio sample
Entity (decimal)c​ʼ
Unicode (hex)U+0063 U+02BC

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


Some of the features of the palatal ejective stop are:


Language IPA Meaning Notes
Hausa[1] [cʼaːɽa] 'grass' The three-way contrast between palatals /c ɟ cʼ/, plain velars /k ɡ kʼ/, and labialized velars /kʷ ɡʷ kʷʼ/ is found only before long and short /a/.
Jaqaru[2] [example needed]
Keres[3][4] [example needed]
Nǁng[5] [example needed]

See also


  1. ^ Newman, Paul (1996). "Hausa Phonology". In Kaye, Alan S.; Daniels, Peter T. (eds.). Phonologies of Asia and Africa (PDF). Eisenbrauns. pp. 537–552.
  2. ^ "Jaqaru language, alphabet and pronunciation".
  3. ^ Lachler, Jordan (2005). Grammar of Laguna Keres. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Dissertation.
  4. ^ Davis, Irvine (1964). The Language of Santa Ana Pueblo, Smithsonian Bulletin 191, Anthropological Papers, No. 69.
  5. ^ Mats Exter, 2008 [2012], Properties of the Anterior and Posterior Click Closures in Nǀuu, dissertation, University of Cologne
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