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Labial-palatal approximant
ɥ
IPA number 171
Encoding
Entity (decimal) ɥ
Unicode (hex) U+0265
X-SAMPA H
Kirshenbaum j<rnd>
Sound
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The labialized palatal approximant, also called the labial–palatal or labio-palatal approximant, is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. It has two constrictions in the vocal tract: with the tongue on the palate, and rounded at the lips. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɥ⟩, a rotated lowercase letter ⟨h⟩, or occasionally ⟨⟩, since it is a labialized [j]. It is the semivocalic counterpart of the close front rounded vowel [y].

FeaturesEdit

Features of the labial-palatal approximant:

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  • 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 pulmonic, which means it is articulated by pushing air solely with the lungs and diaphragm, as in most sounds.

Occurrence Edit

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Abkhaz ауаҩы [awaˈɥə]'human' See Abkhaz phonology
Chinese Mandarin /y [ɥœ˥˩] 'moon' See Mandarin phonology
Korean 뛰어가다/ttwieogada [t̤ɥʌɡɐdɐ] 'to rush' See Korean phonology
French bonne nuit [bɔnnɥi] align="center"| 'good night' See French phonology

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