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Voiced bilabial plosive

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Template:Infobox IPA The voiced bilabial plosive is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is , and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is b. The voiced bilabial plosive occurs in English, and it is the sound denoted by the letter "b" in boy.

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Features

Features of the voiced bilabial plosive:

In English

[b] is one of the few phonemes in English that has a one-to-one correspondance with a letter. It is always denoted by "b", and excluding a handful of words that are spelled with a silent "b" (e.g. doubt and lamb), it is always pronounced [b].

In other languages

Spanish

Spanish has [b]. It is denoted by "b", as in bombero (firefighter). In many dialects, it may also be denoted by a word-initial "v", as in veinte (twenty).

See also


Sounds of the world's languages
International Phonetic Alphabet
Consonants | Vowels
Places of articulation Manners of articulation

Bilabial | Labiodental | Labial-velar | Dental | Alveolar | Postalveolar | Alveolo-palatal | Retroflex | Palatal | Velar | Uvular | Pharyngeal | Epiglottal | Glottal

Nasals | Plosives | Fricatives | Affricates | Laterals | Approximants | Flaps/Taps | Trills | Ejectives | Implosives | Clicks

de:Stimmhafter bilabialer Plosiv

ko:유성 양순 파열음 pt:Oclusiva bilabial sonora

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