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IPA Unicode 0x0263.svg
ɣ U+0263, ɣ
LATIN SMALL LETTER GAMMA
ɢ
[U+0262]
IPA Extensions ɤ
[U+0264]

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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

An adaptation of the Ancient Greek and Modern Greek letter γ (gamma). In Greek, γ in most contexts represents a voiced velar fricative, and has done so since Koine Greek, which is why it was chosen as the IPA letter to represent that sound (in Ancient times, in Attic Greek, γ represented [ɡ], like the English g).

PronunciationEdit

SymbolEdit

ɣ

  1. (IPA) voiced velar fricative

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes confused with the unrounded back vowel letter ram's horns (ɤ), which unlike ɣ does not drop below the baseline.

LetterEdit

ɣ (upper case Ɣ)

  1. A letter of some African alphabets representing voiced velar fricative.

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