Palatal sounds refer to articulation which involves the whole middle section of the tongue as the active articulator (blade and body) pushing towards the roof of the mouth. This constriction between the tongue and palate creates a narrow passage of air flow through the two areas (Zsiga, 2013).


  • Hul’q’umi’num’: the following sounds enclosed in red are produced with a palatal place of articulation in hul’q’umi’num’.
Suttles (2004)
  • Skwxwú7mesh: the sounds enclosed in red ???
  • Secwepemctsin: the following sounds are produced with a palatal place of articulation.
Gibson (1973)