ɣ

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Translingual[edit]

Character  ɣ 
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER GAMMA
Unicode block IPA Extensions
Codepoint U+0263
ɢ ← IPA Extensions → ɤ

Etymology[edit]

An adaptation of the Ancient Greek and Modern Greek letter γ (gamma). In Greek, γ in most contexts represents a voiced velar fricative, and has done since Koine Greek, which is why it was chosen as the IPA letter to represent that sound (in Ancient times, in Attic Greek, γ represented [ɡ], like the English g).

Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

ɣ

  1. (IPA) voiced velar fricative

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes confused with the unrounded back vowel letter ram's horns (ɤ), which unlike ɣ does not drop below the baseline.

Letter[edit]

ɣ lower case (upper case Ɣ)

  1. A letter of some African alphabets representing voiced velar fricative.

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