A uvular sound is a consonant produced by the back of the tongue approaching or touching the uvula. One good example of this is “r” in French. There are no uvular sounds in Gaelic or English.
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- Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
- Ladefoged, D. (2010) A Course in Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wadsworth Publishing.