Voiceless palatal lateral affricate -
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|Voiceless palatal lateral affricate|
The voiceless palatal lateral affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. There are two ways it can be represented: either by using the IPA as ⟨c͡ʎ̥˔⟩, or by using the non-IPA sign for the voiceless palatal lateral fricative as ⟨c͡⟩.
Features of the voiceless alveolar lateral 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 palatal, which means it is articulated with the middle or back part of the tongue raised to the hard palate.
- 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 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 lungs and diaphragm, as in most sounds.
|Hadza||tlakate||[c͡ʎ̥˔akate]||'rhinoceros'||Contrasts with ejective and aspirated forms. Although initial contact varies from alveolar to palatal, frication is always palatal.|