Tenuis retroflex click

(Tenuis) retroflex click
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Main article: Retroflex clicks

The voiceless or more precisely tenuis retroflex click is a rare click consonant. There is no symbol for it in the International Phonetic Alphabet, but one can be derived with a diacritic, ǃ˞. The Douglas Martyn Beach convention is , and this use used in practical orthography.


Features of the tenuis retroflex click:


The tenuis retroflex click is only confirmed from a single language, Central !Kung.

Language Word IPA Meaning


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