In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The most obtrusive feature of northeastern English is the uvular R.
- It originated as the Phoenician symbol qop, which had the value of a voiceless uvular plosive: a k like sound made well back in the mouth.
- Modern phoneticians would more precisely categorize such consonants into velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal articulations.
- In some Semitic languages the cognate sound is a voiceless uvular stop.
- The quoted passage included an odd character, one that I've never seen in any other context, which is described as representing ‘a kind of G, a voiced uvular plosive’.
1uvular feminineconsonante uvular feminine
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