Voiceless alveolar and postalveolar approximants

Voiceless alveolar approximant
ɹ̥
IPA number 151 402A
Encoding
X-SAMPA r\_0

The voiceless alveolar approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents the alveolar and postalveolar voiceless approximants is ⟨ɹ̥⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is r\_0.

Features[]

Features of the voiceless alveolar approximant:

Occurrence[]

Alveolar[]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Faroese[1] okkurt [ˈɔʰkʊɹ̥t] 'around' Allophone of /r/.[1] See Faroese phonology

Postalveolar[]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Bengali[2] আবার [ˈäbäɹ̠̊] 'again' Apical; possible allophone of /ɹ/ in the syllable coda.[3] See Bengali phonology

Notes[]

  1. ^ a b Árnason (2011), p. 115.
  2. ^ Khan (2010), p. 224.
  3. ^ Khan (2010), pp. 223–224.

References[]

  • Árnason, Kristján (2011), The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-922931-4
  • Khan, Sameer ud Dowla (2010), "Bengali (Bangladeshi Standard)" (PDF), Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 40 (2): 221–225, doi:10.1017/S0025100310000071