Saturday, February 9, 2008

Voiceless glottal fricative The voiceless glottal transition, commonly called a "fricative", is a type of sound used in some spoken languages which often behaves like a consonant, but sometimes behaves more like a vowel, or is indeterminate in its behavior. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is h, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is h. People lacking this sound in their native language often have difficulty trying to produce it. Notably, speakers of French.

In English

Arabic: هدهد [ˈhudhud], "hoopoe"
Avar: гьа [ha], "oath"
Lower Navarrese Basque: hirur, [hiɾuɾ], "three"
Chechen: хIара, [hara], "this"
Coptic: ϩⲣⲁ [hra], "face"
Dutch: hebben [hɛbə], "to have"
Faeroese: Hon, [hoːn], "she"
Finnish: hammas [hɑmːɑs], "tooth"
German: haben [haːbn̩], "to have"
Hungarian: helyes [hɛjɛʃ], "right"
Kabardian: тхылъхэ, [tχɪɬhɑ], "books"
Lao: ຫ້າ [haː˧˩], "five"
Pashto: ﻫﻮ [ho], "yes"
Persian: هفت [hæft], "seven"
Piraha: hi [hì], "he"
Romanian: hăţ [həʦ], "bridle"
Caribbean Spanish: José [hoˈse], "Joseph"
Thai: ห้า [haː˥˩], "five"
Turkish: halı [hɑ̟ˡɫɨ], "carpet"
Ubykh: [dwaha], "prayer"
Vietnamese: hát [hɐːt̚˧˥], "to sing"

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