Alveolar ejective fricative

Alveolar ejective fricative
IPA Number132 401
Entity (decimal)s​ʼ
Unicode (hex)U+0073 U+02BC
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The alveolar ejective fricative 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 alveolar ejective fricative:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe Shapsug сӏэ About this sound[sʼə]  'name' Corresponds to [tsʼ] in other dialects.
Ganza[1]:101 [sʼásʼà] ‘fat, thick’
Hausa tsutsa [s'us'a] worm Allophone of /tsʼ/ in some dialects
Lakota [example needed]
Tlingit eek About this sound[sʼiːk]  'bear'
Upper Necaxa Totonac [ˈsʼa̰ta̰] 'small'

See also


  1. ^ 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.

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