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voiced palatal approximant

Bayou-Piège-Feuille de papier




Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced labial-velar approximant

Rasoir-Chatoui-Wagon




Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced labial-palatal approximant

Bruit-Puer-Puanteur




Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiceless glottal fricative

Haut-Hache-Harnais




Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

voiced dental lateral approximant

Échelle-Lampe-Colle




Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

(1) voiced alveolar trill

Cocodrie-Crocodile-Chéroquis-Boulangerie-Garage

This sound occurs everywhere except in syllable final position.



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana

(2) voiced velar fricative

Rasoir-Cyprière-Terre-Char

This sound occurs in syllable final position only.



Speaker is JM from St. James Parish, Louisiana