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Voiced uvular lateral approximant

Voiced uvular lateral approximant
ʟ̠
IPA Number158 414
Audio sample
Encoding
X-SAMPAL\_-

The voiced uvular lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ʟ̠, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is L\_-. ʟ̠ may also represent the pharyngeal or epiglottal lateral approximant, a physically possible sound that is not attested in any language.[1] The letter for a back-velar in the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet, , may also be used.

Features

Features of the voiced uvular lateral approximant:

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
English Some American speakers[2] wool [wʊʟ̠] 'wool' May be velar or simply alveolar instead.[2] See English phonology.
General British[2]

Notes

References

  • Cruttenden, Alan (2014), Gimson's Pronunciation of English (8th ed.), Routledge, ISBN 9781444183092
  • Ladefoged, Peter; Maddieson, Ian (1996). The Sounds of the World's Languages. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-19815-6.
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