Lateral Flap

A lateral flap is a family of consonantal sounds, used in some spoken languages.

There are four attested or claimed lateral flaps in the world's languages:

  • The alveolar lateral flap ɺ is quite common.
  • A retroflex lateral flap  is found in Pashtun and the Iwaidjan languages of Australia.
  • A palatal lateral flap ʎ̯ may occur in Iwaidja, but is uncertain.
  • A velar lateral flap ʟ̆ occurs allophonically in Melpa and a few other languages of New Guinea.

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List Of Consonants - Ordered By Manner of Articulation - Lateral Consonants
... Approximants Alveolar lateral approximant Velarized alveolar lateral approximant Retroflex lateral approximant Palatal lateral approximant Velar lateral approximant Fricatives ...
List Of Consonants - Ordered By Manner of Articulation - Flap (tap) Consonants
... bilabial flap labiodental flap alveolar flap alveolar lateral flap retroflex flap retroflex lateral flap palatal lateral flap velar flap velar lateral flap epiglottal flap ...
Alveolar Lateral Flap
... The alveolar lateral flap is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages ... Some languages which are described as having a lateral flap, such as Japanese, actually have a flap which is indeterminant as to centrality, and may surface as either central or ...
Retroflex Lateral Flap - Occurrence
... A retroflex lateral flap has been reported from Pashto (which even has a phonemic nasalized retroflexed lateral flap), Kresh, Wayuu (Goajiro), various languages of ... Other languages reported to have a retroflex lateral flap, either phonemically or phonetically, are Nambikwara in Brazil (plain and laryngealized), Buol and ...
Lateral Flap - Features
... Features of lateral flap Its manner of articulation is flap, which means it is produced with a single contraction of the muscles so that one articulator (usually the tongue) is thrown ... It is a lateral consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream over the sides of the tongue, rather than down the middle ...

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