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Places of articulation

 • Labial
Bilabial
Labial-velar
Labial-alveolar
Labiodental

 • Bidental

 • Coronal
Linguolabial
Interdental
Dental
Denti-alveolar
Alveolar
Apical
Laminal
Postalveolar
Alveolo-palatal
Retroflex

 • Dorsal
Palatal
Labial-palatal
Velar
Uvular
Uvular-epiglottal

 • Radical
Pharyngeal
Epiglotto-pharyngeal
Epiglottal

 • Glottal

In phonetics, a bilabial consonant is a consonant articulated with both lips. The bilabial consonants identified by the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are:

IPA Description Example
Langu-age Ortho-graphy IPA Mea- ning
bilabial nasal bilabial nasal English man [mæn] man
voiceless bilabial plosive voiceless bilabial plosive English spin [spɪn] spin
voiced bilabial plosive voiced bilabial plosive English bed [bɛd] bed
voiceless bilabial fricative voiceless bilabial fricative Japanese 富士山 (fujisan) [ɸuʥ isaɴ] Mount Fuji
voiced bilabial fricative voiced bilabial fricative Ewe ɛʋɛ [ɛ?βɛ?] Ewe
bilabial approximant bilabial approximant Spanish lobo [loβ̞o] wolf
bilabial trill bilabial trill
bilabial click bilabial click

Owere Igbo has a six-way contrast among bilabial plosives: [p pʰ ɓ̥ b b̤ ɓ]. Approximately 0.7% of the world's languages lack bilabial consonants at all; these include Tlingit, Chipewyan, Oneida, and Wichita [1].

See also

Consonants

Consonants

Consonants


This table contains phonetic information in IPA, which may not display correctly in some browsers.
Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a voiced consonant. Shaded areas denote pulmonic articulations judged to be impossible.



Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilabial_consonant

Published - November 2008




Information from Wikipedia is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License








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