Voiceless Labiodental Plosive
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Voiceless Labiodental Plosive
Voiceless labiodental plosive
IPA Number101 408
Entity (decimal)p​̪
Unicode (hex)U+0070 U+032A
Braille? (braille pattern dots-1234)? (braille pattern dots-6)? (braille pattern dots-1456)

The voiceless labiodental plosive or stop is a consonant sound produced like a [p], but with the lower lip contacting the upper teeth, as in [f]. This can be represented in the IPA as ⟨p?⟩. A separate symbol not recognized by the IPA that was occasionally seen, especially in Bantu linguistics, is the qp ligature ⟨?⟩.[1]

The voiceless labiodental plosive is possibly not phonemic in any language, though see the entry on Shubi. However, it does occur allophonically. The XiNkuna dialect of Tsonga has affricates, [pf] and [bv] (that is, [f] and [v]), which unlike the bilabial-labiodental affricate [p?f] of German, are purely labiodental.


Features of the voiceless labiodental stop:


IPA Description
p? plain p?
p aspirated p?
p palatalized p?
p labialized p?
p p? with no audible release
p voiced p?
p?' ejective p?


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Greek ? ['sap?firo?s?] 'sapphire' See Modern Greek phonology

See also


  1. ^ Peter, Ladefoged; Ian, Maddieson. The sounds of the world's languages. Blackwell Publishers. p. 17. ISBN 9780631198147.

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