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Bilabial Ejective Stop
Bilabial ejective stop
IPA Number101 + 401
Entity (decimal)p​ʼ
Unicode (hex)U+0070 U+02BC
Braille? (braille pattern dots-1234)? (braille pattern dots-5)? (braille pattern dots-3)
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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 ⟨p'⟩.


Features of the bilabial ejective:


In addition to the languages listed below, this sound is also a common phonological feature of the Ethiopian Linguistic Area, especially Ethiopian Semitic languages.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe ?/ 'thin'
Amharic ?/p?ié?ros [p'et'ros] 'Peter'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] ?/poch? [p'ot] 'tail' Corresponds to tenuis [p?] in other Eastern dialects
Chechen /phelg [p'el?] 'finger'
Ganza[2]:95 [p'á?b] 'gathering'
Georgian ?/p'aemani [p'a?mani] 'meeting, date'
Hadza bbu [?u:p'u] 'to lift something heavy' (mimetic)
Haida ttappad [t'ap'at] 'to break' (mimetic)
Halkomelem p??q? [p'?q'] 'white'
Kabardian ?/claplè 'mean'
Nez Perce p'í?in ['p'i?in] 'hole'
Ossetian Iron ?/phovyr ['p'ovr] 'cook'
Quechua p'acha [p'ata] 'clothes'
Ubykh /saaky'aw?p'?'ay [sa:k?'aw?p'ts'aj] 'what is your name?' See Ubykh phonology
Yurok[3] kaap' [ka:p'] 'leaves'

See also


  1. ^ Dum-Tragut (2009:17-18)
  2. ^ Smolders, Joshua (2016). "A Phonology of Ganza" (pdf). Linguistic Discovery. 14 (1): 86-144. doi:10.1349/PS1.1537-0852.A.470. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Yurok consonants". Yurok Language Project. UC Berkeley. Retrieved .


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

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