Aspirated consonant

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In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of breath.

In dialects with aspiration, to feel or see the difference between aspirated and unaspirated sounds, one can put a hand or a lit candle in front of one's mouth, and say spin [spɪn] and then pin [pʰɪn]. One should either feel a puff of air or see a flicker of the candle flame with pin that one does not get with spin.

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Entity (decimal)ʰ
Unicode (hex)U+02B0



References[change | change source]

  1. "Aspiration". Retrieved 2024-02-19.