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ʼ U+02BC, ʼ
MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE
ʻ
[U+02BB]
Spacing Modifier Letters ʽ
[U+02BD]

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EtymologyEdit

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ʼ

  1. A diacritic used in the International Phonetic Alphabet for ejective and other glottalized consonants
    [kʼ], [tʼ], [sʼ], etc.

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NavajoEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ʼ

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Navajo alphabet. It is used before or after a vowel to indicate a glottal stop. In addition, it is part of the following Navajo letters: chʼ, kʼ, tʼ, tłʼ, tsʼ. Every Navajo word begins with either the glottal stop or another consonant. If a vowel appears to begin a word, it is pronounced with a glottal stop at the beginning, but the stop usually is not written: ooljééʼ (sometimes spelled ʼooljééʼ).

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Tundra NenetsEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ʼ (transliteration needed)

  1. The thirty-fifth letter of the Tundra Nenets alphabet

Usage notesEdit

Marks instances of the glottal stop /ʔ/ that alternate with nasal consonants н /n/, ӈ /ŋ/ in inflection, in contrast with the letter ˮ. Often transcribed h in scholarly works.

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