Voiceless labial-velar stop
|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.