Bilabial ejective

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Bilabial ejective
IPA number 101 + 401
Entity (decimal) p​ʼ
Unicode (hex) U+0070 U+02BC
Kirshenbaum p`
Braille ⠏ (braille pattern dots-1234)⠐ (braille pattern dots-5)⠄ (braille pattern dots-3)

The bilabial ejective is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨⟩.


Features of the bilabial ejective:


In addition to the languages listed below, this sound is also common in Ethiopian Semitic languages.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe пӏакӏэ About this sound[pʼaːt͡ʃʼa]  'thin'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] պոչ [pʼotʃʰ] 'tail' Corresponds to tenuis [p⁼] in other Eastern dialects
Chechen пӏелг [pʼelɡ] 'finger'
Ganza[2]:95 [pʼá̰bḭ́] ‘gathering’
Georgian აემანი [ˈpʼaɜmɑni] 'meeting, date'
Hadza bbu [ɦuːpʼu] 'to lift something heavy' (mimetic)
Haida ttappad [tʼapʼat] 'to break' (mimetic)
Kabardian цӏапӏэ About this sound[t͡sʼaːpʼa]  'mean'
Nez Perce p’íłin [ˈpʼiɬin] 'hole'
Ossetian Iron пъовыр [ˈpʼovɪ̈r] 'cook'
Quechua p’acha [pʼat͡ʃa] 'clothes'
Ubykh [saakʲʼawəpʼtsʼaj] 'what is your name?' See Ubykh phonology

See also


  1. ^ Dum-Tragut (2009:17–18)
  2. ^ Smolders, Joshua (2016). "A Phonology of Ganza" (pdf). Linguistic Discovery. 14 (1): 86–144. doi:10.1349/PS1.1537-0852.A.470. Retrieved 2017-01-16.


  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009), Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
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