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Retroflex clicks

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The retroflex clicks are a family of click consonants known only from the Central !Kung dialects of Namibia and the Damin ritual jargon of Australia. [1]

22 relations: Alveolar clicks, Aspirated consonant, Australia, Bilabial clicks, Central !Kung, Click consonant, Damin, Dental clicks, Ekoka !Kung, International Phonetic Alphabet, Kirshenbaum, Lateral clicks, Lateral release (phonetics), Manner of articulation, Palatal clicks, Postalveolar consonant, Retroflex consonant, Retroflex nasal click, Subapical consonant, Tenuis retroflex click, Tongue shape, Voiced retroflex click.

Alveolar clicks

The alveolar or postalveolar clicks are a family of click consonants found only in Africa and in the Damin ritual jargon of Australia.

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Aspirated consonant

In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of breath that accompanies either the release or, in the case of preaspiration, the closure of some obstruents.

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Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.

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Bilabial clicks

The labial or bilabial clicks are a family of click consonants that sound something like a smack of the lips.

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Central !Kung

Central !Kung (Central !Xuun), or Central Ju, is a recently distinguished variety of the !Kung dialect cluster, spoken in a small area of northern Namibia: Neitsas, in Grootfontein district, and Gaub, in Tsumeb district.

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Click consonant

Click consonants, or clicks, are speech sounds that occur as consonants in many languages of Southern Africa and in three languages of East Africa.

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Damin

Damin (Demiin in the practical orthography of Lardil) was a ceremonial language register used by the advanced initiated men of the aboriginal Lardil (Leerdil in the practical orthography) and the Yangkaal peoples of Australia.

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Dental clicks

Dental (or more precisely denti-alveolar) clicks are a family of click consonants found, as constituents of words, only in Africa and in the Damin ritual jargon of Australia.

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Ekoka !Kung

Ekoka !Kung (Ekoka !Xuun, Ekoka-!Xû, !Kung-Ekoka) or Western !Xuun (North-Central Ju) is a variety of the !Kung dialect cluster, spoken originally in the area of the central Namibian–Angolan border, west of the Okavango River, but since the Angolan Civil War also in South Africa.

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International Phonetic Alphabet

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet.

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Kirshenbaum

Kirshenbaum, sometimes called ASCII-IPA or erkIPA, is a system used to represent the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in ASCII.

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Lateral clicks

The lateral clicks are a family of click consonants found only in African languages.

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Lateral release (phonetics)

In phonetics, a lateral release is the release of a plosive consonant into a lateral consonant.

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Manner of articulation

In articulatory phonetics, the manner of articulation is the configuration and interaction of the articulators (speech organs such as the tongue, lips, and palate) when making a speech sound.

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Palatal clicks

The palatal or palato-alveolar clicks are a family of click consonants found, as components of words, only in Africa.

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Postalveolar consonant

Postalveolar consonants (sometimes spelled post-alveolar) are consonants articulated with the tongue near or touching the back of the alveolar ridge, farther back in the mouth than the alveolar consonants, which are at the ridge itself but not as far back as the hard palate, the place of articulation for palatal consonants.

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Retroflex consonant

A retroflex consonant is a coronal consonant where the tongue has a flat, concave, or even curled shape, and is articulated between the alveolar ridge and the hard palate.

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Retroflex nasal click

The retroflex nasal click is a rare click consonant.

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Subapical consonant

A subapical consonant is a consonant made by contact with the underside of the tip of the tongue.

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Tenuis retroflex click

The voiceless or more precisely tenuis retroflex click is a rare click consonant.

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Tongue shape

Tongue shape, in linguistics (articulatory phonetics) describes the shape that the tongue assumes when it makes a sound.

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Voiced retroflex click

The voiced retroflex click is a click consonant is a rare click consonant.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroflex_clicks

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