Select languages to compare:

Use base consonants only
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
  b         t     d                 k ɡ q  
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Affricates
                                 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           n                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
              r            
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fricative
    f       s   z   ʃ               χ ʁ ħ ʕ     h  
Sibilant fricatives
        s̪ˁ z̪ˁ                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Arabic
UPSID number: 4350
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic
The languages has 35 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: All consonants can appear geminate. In colloquial Egyptian (Cairo) Arabic only a few words retain /q/, including the name of the city.
Sources: Kennedy, N.M. 1960. Problems of Americans in Mastering the Pronunciation of Egyptian Arabic. Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C. Mitchell, T.F. 1962. Colloquial Arabic. English Universities Press, London. Tomiche, N., 1964. Le Parler Arabe du Caire. Mouton, Paris and The Hague.