English [j] is a palatal approximant.

The rounded version of [j] is [ɥ]. (Just as [j] is the high front unrounded vowel [i] acting as a consonant, [ɥ] is the high front rounded vowel [y] acting as a consonant.)


[ɥi] huit     'eight'
[nɥi]    nuit     'night'

The voiceless palatal fricative [ç] is used in German.

[ɪç]    ich    'I'

Palatal nasal

Spanish    [seɲoɾ]    señor    'Mr., sir'
French      oignon    'onion'

Palatal lateral (Italian)


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