Palatal Lateral Approximant (Turned Y)


Articulator: front or middle of the tongue

Point of Articulation: hard palate

Manner of Articulation: Lateral Approximant. Make a firm contact against the point of articulation, so that the airflow is blocked in 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. The constriction degree between the tongue and the teeth/gums is not so narrow as in a lateral fricative.

Voice: voiced – Vocal folds are close and vibrating.

Aragonese, Asturian (Northern dialects), Aymara, Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, English (General American), Enindhilyagwa, Faroese, Franco-Provencal, Galician, Greek, Hungarian (Northern dialects), Italian, Korean, Leonese, Norwegian (Northern and central dialects), Occitan (Northern, Southern, Gascon), Portuguese (many dialects, most speakers), Quechua, Romanian (Transylvanian dialects), Scottish Gaelic, Serbo-Croatian, Sissano, Slovak, Spanish (Castilian), Ukrainian.
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatal_lateral_approximant#Occurrence)