Lateral Flap

A lateral flap is a family of consonantal sounds, used in some spoken languages.

There are four attested or claimed lateral flaps in the world's languages:

  • The alveolar lateral flap ɺ is quite common.
  • A retroflex lateral flap  is found in Pashtun and the Iwaidjan languages of Australia.
  • A palatal lateral flap ʎ̯ may occur in Iwaidja, but is uncertain.
  • A velar lateral flap ʟ̆ occurs allophonically in Melpa and a few other languages of New Guinea.

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