Palatal Fricative

A palatal fricative is a type of fricative consonant that is also a palatal consonant, i.e. pronounced with the body of the tongue in contact with the hard palate. The two main types of palatal fricatives are:

Palatal fricatives are rare phonemes, especially the voiced palatal fricative, but they occur somewhat more often as allophones. They may occur as allophones of velar fricatives in the vicinity of front vowels (as in German in the case of ), or as alternants (whether dialectal, emphatic, etc.) of palatal approximants (e.g. /j/ often appears as between vowels in Spanish, and /hj-/ at the beginning of words may appear as in English, as in "hue", "huge" or "Hubert").


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Standard Alphabet By Lepsius - Consonants
... IPA Name ʼ glottal stop ꜣ voiced pharyngeal fricative h voiceless glottal fricative hʿ voiceless pharyngeal fricative q voiceless uvular plosive k voiceless velar plosive g voiced velar ...
List Of Unicode Characters - IPA Extensions
... Letter C with curl Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative 182 U+0256 ɖ #598 Latin Small Letter D with tail Voiced retroflex plosive 106 U+0257 ɗ #599 Latin Small ...
List Of Digraphs In Latin Alphabets - D
... In Welsh orthography, ⟨dd⟩ represents a voiced dental fricative /ð/ ... In the Basque alphabet, it represents a voiced palatal plosive /ɟ/, as in onddo, ('mushroom') ... of the revived Cornish language for the voiced dental fricative /ð/ ...
Alveolo-palatal Fricative
... Alveolo-palatal fricative may refer to the following two consonants Voiced alveolo-palatal fricative Voiceless alveolo-palatal fricative ...