Velar ejective

Velar ejective
IPA number 109 + 401
Entity (decimal) kʼ
Unicode (hex) U+006BU+02BC
Kirshenbaum k`
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The velar ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is .


Features of the velar ejective:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Abkhaz акы [akʼə] 'one'
Adyghe Temirgoy шкӏэ  [ʃkʼa]  'calf'
Shapsug кӏьэ  [kʲʼa]  'tail' Palatalized. Corresponds to [t͡ʃʼ] in other dialects.
Archi кIан [kʼan] 'bottom'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] կեղծ [kʼɛʁt͡sʼ] 'false' Corresponds to tenuis [k⁼] in other Eastern dialects.
English[2][3] Non-local Dublin[4] back [bakʼ] 'back' Allophone of /k/ for some speakers.[4]
Northern English[5][6][7][8] Pre-pausal allophone of /k/ for some speakers;[5][7] may be somewhat palatalised.[5] See English phonology
Southern English[4][5][6][7]
Scottish[9] Occasional word-final allophone of /k/.[9]
Georgian აბა [kʼaba] 'dress'
Haida ttsanskkaagid [tsʼanskʼaːkit] 'beams'
Hausa ƙoƙari [kʼòːkʼɐ̄ɾī] 'effort'
Kabardian Baslaney кӏьапсэ  [kʲʼaːpsa]  'rope' Palatalized. Corresponds to [t͡ʃʼ] in other dialects.
Lezgian кIир [kʼir] 'fang'

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