Voiceless Alveolar Lateral Fricative (Belted L)


Articulator: tip/blade of the tongue

Point of Articulation: dental/alveolar/palato-alveolar area

Manner of Articulation: Lateral fricative: Make a firm contact against the point of articulation, so that the airflow is blocked on the midline of the oral cavity. The airstream escapes laterally through the space between the upper back teeth/gums and one or both sides of the tongue. When air flows through this passage, audible frication noise is created.

Voice: voiceless – Vocal folds are apart and are not vibrating.

Adyghe, Ahtna, Ait Seghrouchen Berber, Aleut (Atkan dialect), Amis (Southern dialect), Avar, Basay, Bunun, Bura, Cherokee (some speakers), Chickasaw, Chinese (Taishanese), Chukchi, Creek, Dahalo, Eyak, Fali, Faroese, Forest Nenets, Greenlandic, Hadza, Haida, Hmong, Icelandic, Inuktitut, Kabardian, Kaska, Khanty (Surgut dialect, Kazym dialect), Kwak’wala, Mochica, Moloko, Nahuatl, Navajo, Nisga’a, Norwegian (Tronder dialect), Saaroa, Sahaptin, Sandawe, Sassarese, Sotho, St’at’imcets, Swedish (Jamtlandic), Taos, Thao, Tlingit, Tsez, Welsh, Yi, Zulu, Zuni.
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiceless_alveolar_lateral_fricative#Occurrence)