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