Voiced labiodental approximant

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IPA mark ʋ
IPA number 150
IPA character description Latin lower case v with hook
Unicode U + 028B
HTML (dec.) & # 651;
X-SAMPA P oder v\
Kirshenbaum r<lbd>

The voiced labiodental approximant (a voiced approximant formed with the lower lip and teeth ) is a consonant in which a tightness is formed between the lower lip and the upper teeth, but without making any noise .

The sound occurs among other things in languages ​​of the Indian subcontinent such as Tamil , in Danish , Norwegian and Finnish as well as in Dutch .

Even the German is in some regions the / ⁠ v / ⁠ as labiodental approximant [⁠ ʋ ⁠] pronounced.

The voiced labiodental approximant has the following phonetic and orthographic realizations in different languages :

  • Dutch [⁠ ʋ ⁠] : W, w
    • Examples: w ater water , w aw true
Pulmonary consonants
according to IPA (2005)
bilabial labio-
dental alveolar post-
retroflex palatal velar uvular phase-
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Plosives p b t d ʈ ɖ c ɟ k ɡ q ɢ ʔ
Nasals m ɱ n ɳ ɲ ŋ ɴ
Vibrants ʙ r ʀ
Taps / flaps ɾ ɽ
Fricatives ɸ β f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ ç ʝ x ɣ χ ʁ H ʕ H ɦ
lateral fricatives ɬ ɮ
Approximants ʋ ɹ ɻ j w ¹
lateral approximants l ɭ ʎ ʟ
¹ The labialised variant [ w ] was inserted here as a voiced velar approximant ( half vowel ) instead of the non-labialised variant [ ɰ ].