Voiced palatal implosive

Voiced palatal implosive
ʄ
IPA number 164
Encoding
Entity (decimal) ʄ
Unicode (hex) U+0284
X-SAMPA J\_<
Kirshenbaum J`
Braille ⠦ (braille pattern dots-236) ⠔ (braille pattern dots-35) ⠚ (braille pattern dots-245)
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The voiced palatal implosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ ʄ ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is J\_<. Typographically, the IPA symbol is a dotless lowercase letter j with a horizontal stroke (the symbol for the voiced palatal plosive) and a rightward hook (the diacritic for implosives). A very similar looking letter, ⟨ƒ⟩ (an ⟨f⟩ with a tail), is used in Ewe for /ɸ/.

Features[]

Features of the voiced palatal implosive:

Occurrence[]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Ega[1] [ʄè] 'swear'
Fula[2] [ʄetugol] 'to take'
Seereer-Siin[3] [ʄaaɾ] 'to have ringworm' Contrasts phonemically with voiceless implosive
Swahili jana [ʄana] 'yesterday'
Saraiki ڄاݨݨ [ʄɑ̃ɽəɳ] 'know'
Sindhi ڄِڀَ About this sound [ʄɪbʱə]  'tongue'
Tunni[4] [ʄooɡ-] 'to stay'

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