Retroflex lateral approximant

Retroflex lateral approximant
IPA Number156
Entity (decimal)ɭ
Unicode (hex)U+026D
Braille⠲ (braille pattern dots-256)⠇ (braille pattern dots-123)
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The retroflex lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɭ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is l`.

The retroflex lateral approximant contrasts phonemically with its voiceless counterpart /ɭ̊/ in Iaai and Toda.[1] In both of these languages it also contrasts with more anterior /, l/, which are dental in Iaai and alveolar in Toda.[1]


Features of the retroflex lateral approximant:

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