Voiceless uvular implosive

Voiceless uvular implosive

A voiceless uvular implosive is a rare consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ʛ̥  or qʼ↓. A dedicated IPA letter, ʠ, was withdrawn in 1993.



A voiceless uvular implosive has been claimed for several Mayan languages.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Q'anjob'al Q'anjob'al [ʛ̥ anχoɓal] 'Q'anjob'al language'
Kaqchikel aq'a' [ʔaʠaʔ] 'your hand'

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