k  [kx]

Dene Sųłiné, Lac Brochet  -  Phoneme: k [kx]  -  IPA: Voiceless velar affricate.

Word: ke [kxɛ] "shoes"  -  Speaker: SP9

This sound is often described as an ’aspirated’ velar stop. It is a velar affricate [kx], with a strongly fricated release that is visible in the waveform, spectrogram and is an audible property of this sound. The articulation of the t and k sounds in the Dene langauges tend to follow this pattern.

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