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The voiced retroflex implosive is a type of consonantal sound that has not been confirmed to exist in any language. It has been claimed that Ngad'a, an Austronesian language spoken in Floresmarker, contains such a sound.. Sindhi has an implosive that varies between dental and retroflex articulation.

The expected symbol for this, (a d with both the tail for retroflex and the hook top for implosive, or ), is not explicitly recognized by the IPA, but is supported in the Unicode Phonetic Extensions Supplement.


Features of the voiced retroflex implosive:


  1. Djawanai, Stephanus. (1977). A description of the basic phonology of Nga'da and the treatment of borrowings. NUSA linguistic studies in Indonesian and languages in Indonesia, 5, 10-18.

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