Voiceless velar stop

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Pulmonic Consonant
IPA: k
Place of Articulation: Velar
Manner of Articulation: Stop
Phonological features: [+consonantal]

The voiceless velar stop is a common sound. Its voiced equivalent is g.

Velar stops often palatalize before front vowels; this effect may be seen in many languages' traditional pronunciations of Latin "c", originally /k/. It is denoted as [k] in IPA and k in X-SAMPA


Features of [k]:


It is a common phoneme in English, and can be represented with <ch> (chaos, /keIOs/), <k> (kit, /kIt/), or <c> (call, /kaL\/).

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