Voiceless retroflex implosive

Voiceless alveolar implosive
ᶑ̊
ƭ̢
ʈʼ↓

A voiceless retroflex implosive is a rare consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. There is no official symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound, but ⟨ᶑ̊⟩ or ⟨ʈʼ↓⟩ may be used.

Features[]

Features of the voiceless retroflex implosive:

Occurrence[]

A rare and evidently unstable sound, /ᶑ̊/ has been described from Oromo of Ethiopia.[1]

References[]

  1. ^ Dissassa (1980) Some aspects of Oromo phonology, p. 10–11