Bilabial Trill

The bilabial trill is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʙ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is B.

In many of the languages where the bilabial trill occurs, it only occurs as part of a prenasalized bilabial stop with trilled release, . This developed historically from a prenasalized stop before a relatively high back vowel, such as . In such instances, these sounds are usually still limited to the environment of a following .

There is also a very rare voiceless alveolar bilabially trilled affricate, (occasionally written "tᵖ") reported from Pirahã and from a few words in the Chapacuran languages Wari’ and Oro Win. The sound also appears as an allophone of the labialized voiceless alveolar stop /tʷ/ of Abkhaz and Ubykh, but in those languages it is more often realised by a doubly articulated stop . In the Chapacuran languages, is reported almost exclusively before rounded vowels such as and .

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... Alpha Open back rounded vowel 313 U+0253 ɓ #595 Latin Small Letter B with hook Voiced bilabial implosive 160 U+0254 ɔ #596 Latin Small Letter Open ...
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... Turned alpha (Turned script A) Open back rounded vowel ʙ Small capital B Bilabial trill partially devoiced bilabial stop in UPA ᴃ Small capital barred B ᴄ Small capital C ... Turned L ʎ Turned Y Palatal lateral approximant ᴍ Small capital M Voiceless bilabial nasal in UPA ꟽ Epigraphic letter inverted M ꟿ Epigraphic letter archaic M ꝳ Mum ɴ Small capital N ... letter reversed P ɸ Phi Voiceless bilabial fricative ...
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... listen au þau "they" listen b unaspirated voiceless bilabial plosive bær "town" listen d unaspirated voiceless alveolar plosive dalur "valley" listen ð between vowels ...