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What is a double stop?

 

Definition
 

A double stop consists of simultaneous labial and velar articulation.

Examples
 

There are voiceless, voiced, and prenasalized double stops:

 
  • Voiceless: /kp/
  • Voiced: /gb/
  • Prenasalized: /Nmgb/ and /Nmkp/
 

These occur routinely in African languages.


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