Voiceless labial-velar stop

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Pulmonic Consonant
IPA: k͡p
X-SAMPA: k_p
Place of Articulation: Labial-velar
Manner of Articulation: Stop
Phonological features: [+consonantal]

The labial-velar stop is rare sound, occuring in some African natlangs, mostly in the Sahel belt. It is a combined k and p, articulated with simultaneous labial and velar closure. Commonly the velar closure is formed and released slighty erlier, hence the transcription /k͡p/ rather than /p͡k/. Its voiced equivalent is ɡ͡b.

It is hypothetized that bilabial clicks may arise from labial-velar stops.

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