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|Voiceless alveolar tap|
|IPA Number||124 402A|
The voiceless alveolar tap or flap is rare as a phoneme. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɾ̥⟩, a combination of the letter for the voiced alveolar tap/flap and a diacritic indicating voicelessness. The equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is
The voiceless alveolar tapped fricative reported from some languages is actually a very brief voiceless alveolar non-sibilant fricative.
Features of the voiceless alveolar flap:
|Bengali||আবার||[ˈäbäɾ̥]||'again'||Possible allophone of /ɹ/ in the syllable coda. See Bengali phonology|
|English||throw||[θɾ̪̊oʊ]||'throw'||Allophone of /ɹ/ after /θ/.|
|Greek||Cypriot||αρφός||[ɐɾ̥ˈfo̞s]||'brother'||Allophone of /ɾ/ before voiceless consonants. May be a voiceless alveolar trill instead|
|Icelandic||hrafn||[ˈɾ̥apn̪̊]||'raven'||Realization of /r̥/ for some speakers. Also illustrates /n̥/. See Icelandic phonology|
|Portuguese||European||assar||[əˈsäɾ̥]||'to bake'||Apparent allophone of /ɾ/; distribution unclear, but common in the coda in Jesus (2001)'s corpus. See Portuguese phonology|