Affricates


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Affricates

 

consonants consisting of plosive (obstruent) and fricative elements; for example, Russian ts and ch. An affricate is a type of obstruent consonant the occlusion of which, when it is pronounced, does not terminate with the explosion of the plosive organs of speech but with their incomplete closure, which causes the formation of a fricative. Affricates are distinguished from combinations of plosive consonants with fricatives; compare Russian ch and tsh in the words ochutit’sia and otshutit’sia.

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Since the Nootka affricates also have the features [-cont] and [-voice], these segments are predicted to have ejective counterparts.
5) The other two additional initials are chuang [Chinese Text Omitted], the voiced retroflex sibilant affricate tsh- discussed above, and niang [Chinese Text Omitted], which I reconstruct as retroflex nr-, which must have merged in some dialects with dental n- represented by initial ni [Chinese Text Omitted] but which was still distinct in some others (Pulleyblank 1984: 69-70).
Consider now the additional data in (15), which consist of the prefix Wonderly transcribes as N- plus a stem beginning with a stop or affricate (see also [6]).
Throughout the pertinent period, ch- stood for a Spanish palatal affricate.
Elamite Phonemes / Graphical Units Sources: Stolper 2004: 70-73 Khachikian 1998: 5-10 * Elamite <z> is some sort of affricate (not [z]); Khachikian 1998: 7-8.
The Mari affricate *c seems to have two distinct sources, PU *c and *t.
passing to the northern affricate and these are restricted to a few words: zaschuna (V: 23); zo (I: 10) (V: 11) (VI: 14, 40); zoe (V: 39, 45, 48).
In contrast, affricates and sibilants were less frequently confused with other consonants by the ONH subjects (particularly in coda position) and so remained closer to the circle circumference.
The voiceless affricate and voiceless stops demonstrate such kind of tendency.
Since, however, the Romani word has kh for OIA ks and not an affricate as Waigali, it is not clear whether it is inherited or borrowed.
Huber (2002: 29) writes: "When syllables with initial voiced stops or affricates stand in the second position of a compound.
Coverage begins with the International Phonetic Alphabet and ends with dialect differences, in between traversing the particulars of consonants, affricates, vowels, and dipthongs, among other topics.