Voiceless retroflex flap

Voiceless retroflex flap
IPA number 105 402A
X-SAMPA r`_0

The voiceless retroflex flap or tap is a sound that has been reported to occur as a dialectal realization of /ʂ/ in the Dhivehi language.[1] The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ɽ̊, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is r`_0.


Features of the voiceless retroflex flap:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Dhivehi Some dialects[1] May be a trill instead.[1] Corresponds to /ʂ/ in other dialects.[1]
Norwegian Selbu dialect lk [ mœɽ̊k] 'milk' Uncommon allophone of /ɽ/ before k and p. [2]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Maumoon (2002:35)
  2. Dalen, Arnold (15 October 2008). Trøndersk språkhistorie. Fagbokforlaget. ISBN 978-82-519-2330-9.


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