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Bilabial ejective

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 1
  • Occurrence 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5


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     'thin'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] պոչ [pʼotʃʰ] 'tail' Corresponds to tenuis [p⁼] in other Eastern dialects
Chechen пӏелг [pʼelɡ] 'finger'
Georgian არ [ˈpʼar] 'sun'
Hadza bbu [ɦuːpʼu] 'to lift something heavy' (mimetic)
Haida ttappad [tʼapʼat] 'to break' (mimetic)
Kabardian цӏапӏэ     'mean'
Nez Perce p’íłin [ˈpʼiɬin] 'hole'
Quechua p’acha [pʼat͡ʃa] 'clothes'
Ubykh [saakʲʼawəpʼtsʼaj] 'what is your name?' See Ubykh phonology

See also


  1. ^ Dum-Tragut (2009:17–18)


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