Alveolar lateral ejective affricate

Alveolar lateral ejective affricate
IPA number103 (148) 401
Entity (decimal)t​͡​ɬ​ʼ
Unicode (hex)U+0074 U+0361 U+026C U+02BC

The alveolar lateral 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 ⟨t͡ɬʼ⟩ (or ⟨tɬʼ⟩), and in Americanist phonetic notation it is ⟨ƛ’⟩ (lambda bar).


Features of the alveolar lateral ejective affricate:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Avar кьалаб About this sound[t͡ɬʼalab]  'hostile'
Haida sttluujagadang [st͡ɬʼuːt͡ʃakataŋ] 'Sapsucker'
Kabardian Baslaney лӏы About this sound[t͡ɬʼə]  'man' Corresponds to [ɬʼ] in other dialects.
Lillooet st'át'imcets [ˈst͡ɬʼæt͡ɬʼemxət͡ʃ] 'Lilooet language'
Navajo tłʼóoʼdi About this sound[t͡ɬʼóːʔtɪ̀]  '(at) the outside'
Sahaptin ƛ’ɨƛ’k [mɨˈt͡ɬʼɨt͡ɬʼk] 'mud'
Tlingit tlʼeex About this sound[t͡ɬʼix]  'garbage'
Tsez кьиш About this sound[t͡ɬʼɪʃ]  'splinter'

Proto-Semitic *ṣ́ is believed to have been an alveolar lateral ejective affricate.

See also[]