Click consonant

consonantal sound

A click consonant is a consonant with a clicking sound. They are made by sucking the tongue against the teeth or the roof of the mouth. Clicks are used in English in the tut! tut! sound, used to express shame or pity, but are not found in words. Click consonants are only found in words in languages of southern Africa, such as the languages of the Bushmen, and in three languages of eastern Africa.