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What is a double stop?



A double stop consists of simultaneous labial and velar articulation.


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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