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Velar ejective affricate
Velar ejective affricate kxʼ Audio sample
velar ejective affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ kxʼ⟩.
Features of the velar ejective affricate:
manner of articulation is affricate, which means it is produced by first stopping the airflow entirely, then allowing air flow through a constricted channel at the place of articulation, causing turbulence. Its
place of articulation is velar, which means it is articulated with the back of the tongue (the dorsum) at the soft palate. 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.
[cʎ̝̥ʼakxʷ’a] 'to cradle'
[kxʼola] 'inscribe '