Thursday, October 11, 2007

The breathy-voiced glottal transition, commonly called a voiced glottal fricative, is a type of sound used in some spoken languages which often behaves like a consonant, but sometimes behaves more like a vowel, or is indeterminate in its behavior. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɦ, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is h.

Voiced glottal fricative Occurrence
In Sanskrit, this sound is written "" in Devanāgarī and transcribed as "h" and "H" in IAST.

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