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(12) epiglottal

In phonetics, epiglottal denotes a place of articulation . Epiglottal sounds are formed by pressing the aryepiglottic fold against the epiglottis .

The international phonetic alphabet has three epiglottal consonants, none of which occur in German:

Epiglottal trills also occur, but are not phonemic and therefore have no representation in the international phonetic alphabet. The symbol [ᴙ] is sometimes used in literature.

Epiglottal consonants are mainly found in the Caucasus and Canada.