Voiced palatal click

Voiced palatal click
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Main article: Palatal clicks

The voiced palatal click is a click consonant found among the languages of southern Africa. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ǂ̬ or ᶢǂ. (Variations of the latter include ɡǂ and ǂɡ.)


Features of the voiced palatal click:


Voiced palatal clicks are only found in the various Khoisan language families of southern Africa and in the neighboring Yeyi language.

Language Word IPA Meaning
Narodtcòo tcgáí
(òo çgáí)
[ᶢǂòː ǂχáí] = [ǂ̬òː ǂχáí] 'torch'
Yeyi uoara [uᶢǂo̯aɾa] = [uǂ̬o̯aɾa] 'chameleon'


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