Voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate

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Voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate
t͡ɕ
t͜ɕ
IPA number 215
Encoding
Entity (decimal) ʨ
Unicode (hex) U+02A8
X-SAMPA ts\
Sound

The voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The sound is transcribed in the International Phonetic Alphabet with t͡ɕ (formerly ʨ). The voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate occurs in languages such as Mandarin Chinese and Serbo-Croatian.

Features[edit]

Features of the voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate:

Occurrence[edit]

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe Abadzekh чъыгы About this sound [t͡ɕəɣə]  'tree'
Bzhedug
Shapsug
Cantonese zyu1 [tɕyː˥] 'pig' Contrasts with aspirated form. Allophone of /t͡s/, usually in front of the front high vowels /iː/, /ɪ/, /yː/. See Cantonese phonology
Catalan[1] All dialects fletxa [ˈfɫet͡ɕə] 'arrow' See Catalan phonology
Valencian xec [ˈt͡ɕek] 'cheque'
Danish[2] tjener [ˈt͡ɕe̝ːnɐ] 'servant' Normal realization of the sequence /tj/.[2] See Danish phonology
Japanese 知人 chijin [t͡ɕid͡ʑĩɴ] 'acquaintance' See Japanese phonology
Korean jip [t͡ɕip̚] 'house' See Korean phonology
Lower Sorbian[3] šćit [ɕt͡ɕit̪] 'protection'
Mandarin 北京 Běijīng About this sound [peɪ˨˩ t͡ɕiŋ˥]  'Beijing' Contrasts with aspirated form. Pronounced by some speakers as a palatalized dental. In complementary distribution with the dental [t͡s, t͡sʰ], with the velar [k, kʰ], and the retroflex [ʈ͡ʂ, ʈ͡ʂʰ] series. See Standard Chinese phonology
Norwegian tjern [t͡ɕæɳ] 'pond' See Norwegian phonology
Polish[4] ćma About this sound [t͡ɕmä]  'moth' See Polish phonology
Romanian Banat dialect[5] frate [frat͡ɕe][stress?] 'brother' One of the most distinct phonological features of the Banat dialect. Corresponds to [t][in which environments?] in standard Romanian. See Romanian phonology
Russian чуть [t͡ɕʉtʲ] 'narrowly' See Russian phonology
Serbo-Croatian Ловћен / Lovćen [ɫǒ̞ʋt͡ɕe̞n] 'Lovćen' Merges with /t͡ʃ/ in most Croatian and some Bosnian accents. See Serbo-Croatian phonology
Swedish Finland kjol [t͡ɕuːl] 'skirt' See Swedish phonology
Thai[6] ฉัน [tɕʰǎn] 'I'
Uzbek[7] [example needed]
Vietnamese cha [t͡ɕa] 'father' See Vietnamese phonology
Yi ji [t͡ɕi˧] 'sour' Contrasts aspirated and unaspirated forms

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