Velar lateral tap

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Velar lateral tap

The velar lateral tap is an allophone of the velar lateral approximant in some languages of New Guinea, such as Kanite and Melpa. The extremely short duration of the [ʟ] in intervocalic position (20–30 ms) warrants calling it a tap, according to Peter Ladefoged and Ian Maddieson.

There is no specific symbol for this sound. However, an IPA capital el with a breve for extra-short, [ʟ̆], would capture Ladefoged and Maddieson's description.


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