The labial-velar approximant is a semi-vowel, and can be considered a consonantal version of the vowel u. It's voiceless equivalent is /ʍ/
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Labial-velar approximants in natlangs
|| win /wɪn/
| Unvoiced ʍ
|| (p,t,k)w; (q)u
|| twin /twɪn/ [tʍɪn]
The sound was originally Ƿ (wynn) which comes from the Runic.
|| Vikingr /wikiŋgr/
|| hu, uh
|| cihuātl /siwaːtɬ/
|| (c)u, u(c)
|| cuīca /kwiːka/
Labial-velar approximants in conlangs