Epiglottal flap

Epiglottal flap

An epiglottal flap is not known to exist as a phoneme in any language. However, it exists as a voiced allophone of the voiceless epiglottal plosive IPA|ʡ, found between vowels in Dahalo and perhaps other languages.

There is no dedicated symbol for this sound in the IPA, but it can be transcribed by adding a 'short' diacritic to the symbol for the plosive, IPA|ʡ̯. (The diacritic is here placed under rather than above the letter to avoid the ascender.)


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