Alveolar ejective fricative
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|Alveolar ejective fricative|
|IPA number||132 401|
|Unicode (hex)||U+0073 U+02BC|
Features of the alveolar ejective fricative:
- Its manner of articulation is sibilant fricative, which means it is generally produced by channeling air flow along a groove in the back of the tongue up to the place of articulation, at which point it is focused against the sharp edge of the nearly clenched teeth, causing high-frequency turbulence.
- Its place of articulation is alveolar, which means it is articulated with either the tip or the blade of the tongue at the alveolar ridge, termed respectively apical and laminal.
- 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 central consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides.
- The airstream mechanism is ejective (glottalic egressive), which means the air is forced out by pumping the glottis upward.
|Adyghe||Shapsug||сӏэ||[sʼa] (help·info)||'name'||Corresponds to [tsʼ] in other dialects.|
|Hausa||[example needed]||Allophone of /tsʼ/ in some dialects|
|Upper Necaxa Totonac||[ˈsʼa̰ta̰]||'small'|
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