Uvular

Definition

A uvular place of articulation includes sounds that are produced through a movement of the tongue body constricting towards the uvula.

Examples

  • Hul’q’umi’num’: the following phonemes that are enclosed in red are uvular consonants in Hul’q’umi’num. This includes labial uvulars, indicated by the w superscript.
Suttles (2004)
  • Skwxwú7mesh: the phonemes enclosed in read are uvular fricatives found in the Skwxwú7mesh language
Dyck (2004)
  • Secwepemctsin: the following phonemes in Secwepemctsin enclosed in red are uvular consonants. This includes labial velars, as is indicated by the w superscript.
Gibson (1973)