|IPA Number||101 + 401|
|Unicode (hex)||U+0070 U+02BC|
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Features of the bilabial ejective:
- Its manner of articulation is occlusive, which means it is produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract. Since the consonant is also oral, with no nasal outlet, the airflow is blocked entirely, and the consonant is a stop.
- Its phonation is voiceless, which means it is produced without vibrations of the vocal cords.
- It is an oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth only.
- Because the sound is not produced with airflow over the tongue, the central–lateral dichotomy does not apply.
In addition to the languages listed below, this sound is also a common phonological feature of the Ethiopian Linguistic Area, especially Ethiopian Semitic languages.
|Armenian||Yerevan dialect||պոչ||[pʼotʃʰ]||'tail'||Corresponds to tenuis [p⁼] in other Eastern dialects|
|Hadza||hûbbu||[ɦuːpʼu]||'to lift something heavy'||(mimetic)|
|Ubykh||[saakʲʼawəpʼtsʼaj]||'what is your name?'||See Ubykh phonology|
- Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009), Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
- List of languages with [pʼ] on PHOIBLE