|Voiceless palatal lateral fricative
||U+028E U+0325 U+02D4
The voiceless palatal lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in a few spoken languages.
This is a rare sound. Dahalo has both a palatal lateral fricative and an affricate; Hadza has a series of affricates. In Bura is the realization of palatalized /ɬʲ/ and contrasts with [ʎ].
The IPA has no dedicated symbol for this sound. The devoicing and raising diacritics may be used to transcribe it: ⟨ʎ̝̊⟩ (decimal ʎ̥˔). However, the "belt" on the existing symbol for a voiceless lateral fricative, ⟨ɬ⟩, forms the basis for occasional ad hoc symbols for the other lateral fricatives, the third one, ⟨ ⟩, representing the palatal lateral fricative:
Indeed, SIL International has added these symbols to the Private Use Areas of their Charis and Doulos fonts, as U+F267 ().
Features of the voiceless palatal lateral fricative:
||Contrasts with [ɬ] and [ɬʷ].
||'to follow', 'to meet'
||The Hadza lateral fricative is [ɬ]. Ejective [cʎ̝̊ʼ] contrasts with velar [kʟ̝̊ʼ], an allophone of [kxʼ]
See also