Dental ejective affricate

Dental ejective affricate
t͡θʼ
tθʼ
Encoding
X-SAMPA t-\T_>
Kirshenbaum t[T`
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The dental ejective affricate is a type of consonantal sound. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is t͡θʼ.

Features

Features of the dental ejective affricate:

  • Its manner of articulation is affricate, which means it is produced by first stopping the airflow entirely, then allowing air flow through a constricted channel at the place of articulation, causing turbulence.
  • Its phonation is voiceless, which means it is produced without vibrations of the vocal cords.
  • It is an oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth only.
  • It is a central consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides.

Occurrence

LanguageWordIPAMeaningNotes
Halkomelempé·ltʼθ[peːltθʼeʔ]"buzzard"

See also

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