Uvular ejective fricative

The uvular 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 χʼ.

Uvular ejective fricative
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Features of the uvular ejective fricative:

  • 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.


Tlingitxh'aan[χʼàːn] 'fire'

An allophone of /qʼ/ in Georgian.[1]

See also


  1. IPA Principles, 1947: 33.
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