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|Uvular lateral approximant|
|IPA Number||158 414|
The uvular lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʟ̠⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
L\_-. ⟨ʟ̠⟩ may also represent the pharyngeal or epiglottal lateral approximant, a physically possible sound that is not attested in any language. The letter for a back-velar in the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet, ⟨ᴫ⟩, may also be used.
Features of the uvular lateral approximant:
|English||Some American speakers||wool||[wʊʟ̠]||'wool'||May be velar or simply alveolar instead. See English phonology|