Voiceless labialized palatal approximant

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Voiceless labialized palatal approximant
ɥ̊
j̊ʷ

The voiceless labialized palatal approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in a few spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɥ̊⟩, the voiceless homologue of the voiced labialized palatal approximant. There may sometimes be phonological reasons to transcribe it ⟨j̊ʷ⟩.

It is found as a phoneme in Iaai and perhaps other languages.

Features

Occurrence

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Chinese Shanghainese[1] [pɥ̊ɥo̽ʔ¹] 'to float' The sequence /pʰj/ is realized as [pɥ̊ɥ].[1]
Iaai [example needed] Contrasts with the voiced /ɥ/.

References

Bibliography

  • Chen, Yiya; Gussenhoven, Carlos (2015), "Shanghai Chinese", Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 45 (3): 321–327, doi:10.1017/S0025100315000043 
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