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A

Acoustic phonetics is a subfield of phonetics which deals with acoustic aspects of speech sounds. ... An affricate is a consonant that begins like a stop (most often an alveovelar, such as [t] or [d]) and that doesnt have a release of its own, but opens directly into a fricative (or, in one language, into a trill). ... In phonetics, initiation is the action by which an air-flow is created through the vocal tract. ... Alfred Charles Gimson (7 June 1917 - 22 April 1985) was an English phonetician. ... In phonetics, an allophone is one of several similar phones that belong to the same phoneme. ... The alveolar approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. ... Alveolar consonants are articulated with the tongue against or close to the superior alveolar ridge, which is called that because it contains the alveoli (the sockets) of the superior teeth. ... The alveolar ejective fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The alveolar ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The alveolar tap/flap is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The alveolar nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... An alveolar ridge is one of the two jaw ridges either on the roof of the mouth between the upper teeth and the hard palate or on the bottom of the mouth behind the lower teeth. ... The alveolar trill is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages (such as Russian, Spanish, Armenian, and Polish). ... Sagittal section of alveolo-palatal fricative In phonetics, alveolo-palatal (or alveopalatal) consonants are palatalized postalveolar fricatives, articulated with the blade of the tongue behind the alveolar ridge, and the body of the tongue raised toward the palate. ... An apical consonant is a phone produced by obstructing the air passage with the apex of the tongue (i. ... Approximants are speech sounds that could be regarded as intermediate between vowels and typical consonants. ... The field of articulatory phonetics is a subfield of phonetics. ... In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of air that accompanies the release of some obstruents. ... Auditory phonetics is a branch of phonetics concerned with the hearing, acquisition and comprehension of phonetic sounds of words of a language. ...

B

A back vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. ... The bilabial clicks are a family of click consonants found only in the Southern Khoisan family, the ‡Hõã language of Botswana, and the Damin ritual jargon of Australia. ... In phonetics, a bilabial consonant is a consonant articulated with both lips. ... The bilabial ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The bilabial nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The bilabial trill is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Breathy voice or murmured voice is a phonation in which the vocal folds are vibrating as in normal voicing, but the glottal closure is incomplete, so that the voicing is somewhat inefficient and air continues to leak between the vocal folds throughout the vibration cycle with audible friction noise. ...

C

Vowel sound produced when the tongue is in an extreme position, either front or back, high or low. ... A central or medial consonant is a consonant sound that is produced when air flows across the center of the mouth over the tongue. ... A central vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. ... In English phonetics and phonology, checked vowels are those that must be followed by a consonant in a stressed syllable, while free vowels are those that may stand in a stressed open syllable with no following consonant. ... Clicks are stops produced with two articulatory closures in the oral cavity. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... The close back unrounded vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... A close vowel is a type of vowel sound used in many spoken languages. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... The close-mid central rounded vowel is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... A close-mid vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. ... Co-articulated consonants are consonants produced with two simultaneous places of articulation. ... Coarticulation in phonetics refers to two different phenomena: the assimilation of the place of articulation of one speech sound to that of an adjacent speech sound. ... In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by a closure or stricture of the vocal tract sufficient to cause audible turbulence. ... Creaky voice (also called laryngealisation or vocal fry, especially in the US), is a special kind of phonation in which the arytenoid cartilages in the larynx are drawn together; as a result, the vocal folds are compressed rather tightly, becoming relatively slack and compact, and forming a large, irregularly vibrating...

D

Daniel Jones (1881 - 1967) was a British phonetician. ... The dental click is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Dentals are consonants such as t, d, n, and l articulated with either the lower or the upper teeth, or both, rather than with the gum ridge as in English. ... The dental ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The dental nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... In phonetics, a diphthong (Greek δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally with two sounds, or with two tones) is a vowel combination in a single syllable involving a quick but smooth movement from one vowel to another, often interpreted by listeners as a single vowel sound or phoneme. ...

E

Irish, like all modern Celtic languages, is characterized by its initial consonant mutations. ... Ejective consonants are a class of consonants which may contrast with aspirated or tenuis consonants in a language. ... In music, see elision (music). ... In poetry and phonetics, epenthesis (Greek epi, on × en, in + thesis, putting) is the insertion of a phoneme or syllable into a word, usually to facilitate pronunciation. ... An epiglottal consonant is a consonant that is articulated with the aryepiglottal folds (see larynx) against the epiglottis. ... The epiglottal plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ...

F

Spectrogram of American English vowels [i, u, É‘] showing the formants f1 and f2 A formant is a peak in an acoustic frequency spectrum which results from the resonant frequencies of any acoustical system. ... Fortis (from Latin fortis strong) and lenis (from Latin lenis weak) are linguistics terms. ... Fortis (from Latin fortis strong) and lenis (from Latin lenis weak) are linguistics terms. ... In English phonetics and phonology, checked vowels are those that must be followed by a consonant in a stressed syllable, while free vowels are those that may stand in a stressed open syllable with no following consonant. ... Fricatives (or spirants) are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ...

G

Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-07-20, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The space between the vocal cords is called the glottis. ... Glottal consonants are consonants articulated with the glottis. ... A glottalic consonant is a consonant produced with some important contribution (a movement, a closure) of the glottis (the opening that leads from the nose and mouth cavities into the larynx and the lungs). ... The glottal stop or voiceless glottal plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in many spoken languages. ...

H

The hard palate is a thin horizontal bony plate of the skull, located in the roof of the mouth. ... The High Rising Terminal (HRT), known colloquially as uptalk or upspeak, is a feature of some accents of English where statements have a rising intonation pattern. ...

I

Implosive consonants are plosives (rarely affricates) with a glottalic ingressive airstream mechanism. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... The International Phonetic Association // (abbr. ... Intonation is a term used to cover particular uses of tones in linguistics and music. ...

J

John Christopher Wells, MA (Cantab), Ph. ... John Local, BA (University of Newcastle upon Tyne), Ph. ...

K

Kirshenbaum, sometimes called ASCII-IPA, is a system used to represent the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in ASCII. It was developed for Usenet, notably the newsgroups sci. ...

L

Labialisation is a secondary articulatory feature of phonemes in a language, most usually used to refer to consonants. ... The labial-palatal approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... In phonetics, the labialised palatal approximant is a consonant with two constrictions in the vocal tract: with the tongue on the palate, and rounded at the lips. ... The labial-velar approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in certain spoken languages. ... Labial-velar consonants are doubly articulated at the velum and the lips. ... The labiodental approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... In phonetics, labiodentals are consonants articulated with the lower lips and the upper teeth, or viceversa. ... The labiodental nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... A laminal consonant is a phone produced by obstructing the air passage with the blade of the tongue, which is the flat top front surface just behind the tip of the tongue. ... The alveolar lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The lateral alveolar click is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The lateral alveolar flap is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Laterals are L-like consonants pronounced with an occlusion made somewhere along the axis of the tongue, while air from the lungs escapes at one side or both sides of the tongue. ... The palatal lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. ... The lateral retroflex approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The velar lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... In phonetics, length or quantity is a feature of sounds that are distinctively longer than other sounds. ... Fortis (from Latin fortis strong) and lenis (from Latin lenis weak) are linguistics terms. ... In linguistics, stress is the emphasis given to some syllables (often no more than one in each word, but in many languages, long words have a secondary stress a few syllables away from the primary stress, as in the words cóunterfòil or còunterintélligence. ... Linguolabials are consonants articulated by putting the tongue tip or tongue blade against the upper lip. ... The mouth, also known as the buccal cavity or the oral cavity, is the opening through which an animal or human takes in food. ... List of consonants // Ordered by place of articulation Labial consonants Bilabial consonants bilabial click bilabial ejective bilabial nasal (man) bilabial trill bilabial approximant voiced bilabial fricative voiced bilabial implosive voiced bilabial plosive (bed) voiceless bilabial fricative voiceless bilabial plosive (spin) Labiodental consonants labiodental approximant labiodental nasal (symphony) voiced labiodental fricative... This is a list of vowels. ...

M

Ian Maddieson is a world-renowned linguist at UC Berkeley, the vice president of the International Phonetic Association. ... In linguistics, manner of articulation describes how the tongue, lips, and other speech organs involved in making a sound make contact. ... Metathesis is a sound change that alters the order of phonemes in a word. ... In linguistics and phonology, schwa is the neutral, mid central unrounded vowel sound, exactly in the middle of the International Phonetic Alphabet vowel chart. ... A mid vowel is a vowel sound used in some spoken languages. ... A monophthong (in Greek μονόφθογγος = single note) is a pure vowel sound, one whose articulation at both beginning and end is relatively fixed, and which does not glide up or down towards a new position of articulation; compare diphthong. ...

N

  • Nasal consonant
  • Nasal vowel
  • Nasalization
  • Near-back vowel
  • Near-close near-back rounded vowel (ʊ)
  • Near-close near-front rounded vowel (ʏ)
  • Near-close near-front unrounded vowel (ɪ)
  • Near-close vowel
  • Near-front vowel
  • Near-open central vowel (ɐ)
  • Near-open front unrounded vowel (æ)
  • Near-open vowel
  • Non-syllabic vowel

A nasal consonant is produced when the velum—that fleshy part of the palate near the back—is lowered, allowing air to escape freely through the nose. ... A nasal vowel is a vowel that is produced with a lowering of the velum so that air escapes both through the mouth and the nose. ... In phonetics, nasalization is the production of a sound while the velum is lowered, so that air escapes partially or wholly through the nose during the production of the sound. ... A near-back vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... -1... A near-front vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... A near-open vowel is a type of vowel sound used in some spoken languages. ... A non-syllabic vowel is a vowel that is not the nucleus of a syllable or mora. ...

O

Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... An open vowel is a vowel sound of a type used in most spoken languages. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... Vowels Near-close Close-mid Mid Open-mid Near-open Open Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel. ... The open-mid vowels make a class of vowel sounds used in some spoken languages. ... An oral consonant is a consonant sound in speech that is made by allowing air to escape from the mouth. ...

P

The palatal approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in very many spoken languages. ... The palatal click is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Palatal consonants are consonants articulated with the body of the tongue raised against the hard palate (the middle part of the roof of the mouth). ... The palatal ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The palatal nasal is a type of consonant, used in some spoken languages. ... Palatalization means pronouncing a sound nearer to the hard palate, making it more like a palatal consonant; this is towards the front of the mouth for a velar or uvular consonant, but towards the back of the mouth for a front (e. ... Indian postage stamp depicting (2004), with the implication that he used (पाणिनि; IPA ) was an ancient Indian grammarian from Gandhara (traditionally 520–460 BC, but estimates range from the 7th to 4th centuries BC). ... Peter Nielsen Ladefoged (September 17, 1925 – January 24, 2006) was a British-American linguist phonetician who traveled the world to document the distinct sounds of endangered languages and pioneered ways to collect and study data. ... A pharyngeal consonant is a type of consonant which is articulated with the root of the tongue against the pharynx. ... Pharyngealisation is a secondary articulation of consonants or vowels by which the pharynx is constricted during the articulation of the sound. ... In phonetics, phonation is the use of the laryngeal system to generate an audible source of acoustic energy, i. ... Look up phone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In human language, a phoneme is a set of phones (speech sounds or sign elements) that are cognitively equivalent. ... Phonetic transcription (or phonetic notation) is the visual system of symbolization of the sounds occurring in spoken human language. ... Phonetics (from the Greek word φωνή, phone = sound/voice) is the study of sounds (voice). ... Pitch accent is a kind of accent system employed in many languages around the world. ... Places of articulation (passive & active): 1. ... A stop or plosive or occlusive is a consonant sound produced by stopping the airflow in the vocal tract. ... Prenasalized stops are phonetic sequences of nasal plus plosive that behave phonologically like single consonant. ... The postalveolar click is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Postalveolar (or palato-alveolar) consonants are consonants articulated with the tip of the tongue between the alveolar ridge (the place of articulation for alveolar consonants) and the palate (the place of articulation for palatal consonants). ... In linguistics, prosody refers to intonation, rhythm, and vocal stress in speech. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...

R

  In phonetics, an r-colored vowel or rhotacized vowel is a vowel either with the tip or blade of the tongue turned up during at least part of the articulation of the vowel (a retroflex articulation) or with the tip of the tongue down and the back of the tongue... The retroflex approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Sub-apical retroflex plosive In phonetics, retroflex consonants are consonant sounds used in some languages. ... The retroflex flap is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The retroflex nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Rhotic consonants, or R-like sounds, are non-lateral liquid consonants. ... Exolabial and endolabial [ʏ] in Swedish. ...

S

Sandhi is a cover term for a wide variety of phonological processes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries. ... The Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet (SAMPA) is a computer-readable phonetic script using 7-bit printable ASCII characters, based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). ... A sibilant is a type of fricative or affricate, made by directing a jet of air through a narrow channel towards the sharp edge of the teeth. ... The term slack voice (or lax voice) describes the pronunciation of consonants with a glottal opening slightly wider than that occurring in normal full voice. ... A sonogram may refer to the following: A diagnostic medical image created using ultrasound echo equipment, see sonography. ... In phonetics and phonology, a sonorant is a member of a class of speech sounds that are continuants produced without turbulent airflow in the vocal tract. ... Speech organs produce the many sounds needed for language. ... In linguistics, stress is the emphasis given to some syllables (often no more than one in each word, but in many languages, long words have a secondary stress a few syllables away from the primary stress, as in the words cóunterfòil or còunterintélligence. ... In linguistics, stress is the relative emphasis given to certain syllables in a word. ... A syllable (Ancient Greek: ) is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. ... Syncope has two distinct and apparantly unrelated meanings, one in linguistics and another in medicne. ...

T

Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... This table lists all the vowels of the International Phonetic Alphabet. ... In phonetics, a flap or tap is a type of consonantal sound, which is produced with a single contraction of the muscles so that one articulator is thrown against another. ... Types of teeth Molars are used for grinding up foods Carnassials are used for slicing food. ... Tenseness is a term used in phonology to describe a particular vowel quality that is phonemically contrastive in many languages, including English. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tone (linguistics). ... Tone sandhi refers to tone manipulation rules governing the pronunciation of tonal languages. ... A human tongue The tongue is the large bundle of skeletal muscles on the floor of the mouth that manipulates food for chewing and swallowing, (deglutition). ... In phonetics, a trill is a consonantal sound produced by vibrations between the articulator and the place of articulation. ... In phonetics, a triphthong is a monosyllabic vowel combination usually involving a quick, but smooth movement from one vowel to another that passes over a third one. ...

U

Exolabial and endolabial [ʏ] in Swedish. ... Diagram showing the uvula, tonsils, soft palate, and tongue Uvula without tonsils (after tonsillectomy) The uvula is a small, mucosa-covered set of muscles, musculus uvulae, hanging down from the soft palate, near the back of the throat. ... Uvulars are consonants articulated with the back of the tongue against or near the uvula, that is, further back in the mouth than velar consonants. ... The uvular ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The uvular nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The uvular trill is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ...

V

The velar approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Velars are consonants articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate (the back part of the roof of the mouth, known also as the velum). ... The velar ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The velar nasal is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... Clicks are stops produced with two articulatory closures in the oral cavity. ... Velarization is a secondary articulation of consonants by which the back of the tongue is raised toward the velum during the articulation of the consonant. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Laryngoscopic view of the vocal folds. ... In linguistics, stress is the emphasis given to some syllables (often no more than one in each word, but in many languages, long words have a secondary stress a few syllables away from the primary stress, as in the words cóunterfòil or còunterintélligence. ... The vocal tract is that cavity in animals and humans, where sound that is produced at the sound source (larynx in mammals; syrinx in birds) is filtered. ... In phonetics, voice onset time, commonly abbreviated VOT, is the length of time that passes between when a consonant is released and when voicing, the vibration of the vocal folds begins. ... The voiced alveolar affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced alveolar fricatives are consonantal sounds. ... The voiced alveolar implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced alveolar lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced alveolar plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced alveolo-palatal affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced alveolo-palatal voiceless or laminal postalveolar fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced bilabial fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced bilabial implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced bilabial plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... A voiced consonant is a sound made as the vocal cords vibrate, as opposed to a voiceless consonant, where the vocal cords are relaxed. ... The voiced dental non-sibilant fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced dental implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced dental plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced epiglottal approximant/fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The breathy-voiced glottal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... A voiced implosive consonant is a consonant that is produced with the glottalic ingressive airstream mechanism, meaning air is pulled into the vocal tract, rather than expelled out of it. ... The voiced labiodental fricative is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced palatal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced palatal implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced palatal plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced pharyngeal approximant/fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced postalveolar affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced palato-alveolar fricative or domed postalveolar fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced retroflex affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced retroflex fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced retroflex plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced uvular fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced uvular implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced uvular plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced velar fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced velar implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiced velar plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless alveolar affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless alveolar fricatives are a type of consonantal sound. ... The voiceless alveolar lateral affricate is a common sound in the languages of western North America. ... The voiceless alveolar lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless alveolar plosive is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages. ... The voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative or laminal postalveolar fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless bilabial fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless bilabial plosive is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages. ... In phonetics, a voiceless consonant is a consonant that does not have voicing. ... The voiceless dental non-sibilant fricative is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless dental plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless epiglottal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless glottal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The glottal stop or voiceless glottal plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in many spoken languages. ... The voiceless labial-velar approximant (traditionally called a fricative) is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... A voiceless labiodental affricate ( in IPA) is a rare consonant, which is initially articulated as a plosive, but is released as a voiceless labiodental fricative . ... The voiceless labiodental fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless palatal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless palatal plosive is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless pharyngeal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless palato-alveolar fricative or domed postalveolar affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless palato-alveolar fricative or domed postalveolar fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless retroflex affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless retroflex fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless retroflex plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless uvular fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless uvular plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless velar fricative is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. ... The voiceless velar plosive is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages. ... The term voicing may refer to: In phonetics, a type of phonation. ... In phonetics, vowel backness is the position of the tongue relative to the back of the mouth in a vowel sound. ... Vowel harmony (also metaphony) is a type of long-distance assimilatory phonological process involving vowels. ... In phonetics, vowel height refers to the position of the tongue relative to the roof of the mouth in a vowel sound. ... In linguistics, vowel length is the perceived duration of a vowel sound. ... Exolabial and endolabial [ʏ] in Swedish. ... Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...

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