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|Alveolar lateral flap|
The alveolar lateral flap is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɺ⟩, a fusion of a rotated lowercase letter ⟨r⟩ with a letter ⟨l⟩.
Some languages that are described as having a lateral flap actually have a flap that is indeterminate with respect to centrality, and may surface as either central or lateral, either in free variation or allophonically depending on surrounding vowels and consonants.
Features of the alveolar lateral flap:
|Chaga||[example needed]||Laminal dental.|
|Japanese||六/roku||[ɺo̞kɯ̟ᵝ]||'six'||More commonly [ɾ]. See Japanese phonology|
|Kasua||hilila||[hiɺiɺɑ]||'heavy'||Never used at the beginning nor the end of a word.|
|Pirahã||toogixi||[tòːɺ͡ɺ̼ìʔì]||'hoe'||Only used in some types of speech|
|Wayuu||püülükü||[pɯːɺɯkɯ]||'pig'||Contrasts with /r/|