Phoneme: k

IPA: [kx]

k [kx]: voiceless velar affricate

Word: łikizh [ɬɪkxɪʒ] “it’s spotted”

Description: The unaspirated velar affricate k [kx] is in stem initial position, intervocalically, preceded by a prefix. The phoneme, having almost 50% closure to release is shown in the spectrogram. During the release period, the sound usually co-articulates to the following vowel.