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a bilabial consonant is a consonant
articulated with both lips.
The bilabial consonants identified by the International
Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) are:
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,
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
consonant. Shaded areas denote pulmonic articulations
judged to be impossible.
Published - November 2008