Bilabial trill

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The bilabial trill is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is , and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is B\.

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Features

Features of the bilabial trill:

In English

English does not have the bilabial trill as a phoneme.

In other languages

The bilabial trill exists as a phoneme in a few languages. In most, if not all, of the languages where it occurs, it should probably more exactly be analysed as a prenasalised stop with trilled release.

Some languages, such as Mangbetu (spoken in North-Eastern Zaire) and Mewun (spoken in Vanuatu), may have both voiced and voiceless bilabial trill.

Abkhaz

In Abkhaz, the "affricate" is an allophone of /tw/.

Amuzgo

Amuzg has the bilabial trill, but uses it only exceptionally.

Baka

Baka (spoken in Vanuatu) has the bilabial trill, but it is used rarely.

Pirahã

In Pirahã, the bilabial trill is an allophone of /b/.

Yi

Some dialects of Yi have /ʙ/ as a phoneme.

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See also


Sounds of the world's languages
International Phonetic Alphabet
Consonants | Vowels
Places of articulation Manners of articulation

Bilabial | Labiodental | Labial-velar | Dental | Alveolar | Postalveolar | Alveolo-palatal | Retroflex | Palatal | Velar | Uvular | Pharyngeal | Epiglottal | Glottal

Nasals | Plosives | Fricatives | Affricates | Laterals | Approximants | Flaps/Taps | Trills | Ejectives | Implosives | Clicks

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