Labialized Palatal Approximant

The labialized palatal approximant, also called the labial–palatal or labio-palatal approximant, is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. It has two constrictions in the vocal tract: with the tongue on the palate, and rounded at the lips. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɥ⟩, a rotated lowercase letter ⟨h⟩, or occasionally ⟨jʷ⟩, since it is a labialized . It is the semivocalic counterpart of the close front rounded vowel .

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Labio-palatalization
... A labio-palatalized sound is one that is simultaneously labialized and palatalized ... ⟨ɥ⟩, the symbol for the labio-palatal approximant ... If such sounds pattern with other, labialized, consonants, they may instead be transcribed as palatalized consonants plus labialization, ⟨ʷ⟩, as with the = of Abkhaz or the = of Akan ...