g [g]

2 examples

Tłį Chǫ (Dogrib), Behchokǫ̀  -  Phoneme: g [g]  -  IPA: Velar plosive, voiced

1 Word: gomǫ̀ǫ [gomũ̀:] "aunt"  -  Speaker: SP2

A strongly voiced velar plosive g [g] in initial position in a word. Contrast this token with the second example below.

2 Word: gogǫ̀ǫ̀ [gugõ̀:] "arm"  -  Speaker: SP2

This word contains two examples of the velar plosive g [g]. In this token, the g sound is not voiced in initial position (as it is in the first example on this page). However, the intervocalic g is strongly voiced.  In all three examples of the g sound on this page, the release burst is clearly visible as a spike in the spectrogram. The release bursts of velar fricatives often contain a double burst spike that is especially clear in the intervocalic example.

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