Labiodental approximant

The voiced labiodental approximant ( a voiced, with the lower lip and teeth educated proximity Loud) is a consonant, in which a narrow passage between the lower lip and the upper teeth is formed, but without a sound formation.

The sound is for example found in languages ​​of the Indian subcontinent such as the Tamil, the Danish, Norwegian and Finnish as well as in Dutch.

Also in Germany the / v / is pronounced as labiodental approximant [ ʋ ] in some regions.

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

  • Dutch [ ʋ ]: W, w Examples: water water, waar true

Vowels | consonants

Places of articulation: labial | bilabial | labiodental | dental | alveolar | postalveolar | retroflex | palatal | velar | uvular | Pharyngeal | glottal

Types of articulation: plosives | Nasal | vibrants | Flaps / Taps | fricatives | affricates | approximants | Lateral | Hits | implosives | ejectives

  • Consonant