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Voiced uvular fricative

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Template:Infobox IPA The voiced uvular fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is , and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is R. This consonant is one of the consonants collectively known as uvular R.

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Features

Features of the voiced uvular fricative:

In English

English does not have uvular R, and most English speakers have difficulty pronouncing it. This can be one of the most marked distinctions between English speakers and native German speakers, for example.

In other languages

In Western Europe, a voiced velar fricative pronunciation of orthographic r spread from northern French to several dialects of the German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Hebrew languages.

See Uvular R and Category:Uvular R for a large number of examples of languages with the voiced uvular fricative.

See also


Sounds of the world's languages
International Phonetic Alphabet
Consonants | Vowels
Places of articulation Manners of articulation

Bilabial | Labiodental | Labial-velar | Dental | Alveolar | Postalveolar | Alveolo-palatal | Retroflex | Palatal | Velar | Uvular | Pharyngeal | Epiglottal | Glottal

Nasals | Plosives | Fricatives | Affricates | Laterals | Approximants | Flaps/Taps | Trills | Ejectives | Implosives | Clicks

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