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Deaffrication vs. Affricate

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Deaffricationnoun

(phonetics) The reverse process of affrication; the process of turning an affricate into a plosive or a fricative.

Affricatenoun

(phonetics) A sound produced using a combination of a plosive and a fricative.

Affricateverb

(transitive) To produce (a plosive) as an affricate.

Affricatenoun

A combination of a stop, or explosive, with an immediately following fricative or spirant of corresponding organic position, as pf in german Pfeffer, pepper, z (= ts) in German Zeit, time.

Affricatenoun

a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')

Affricate

An affricate is a consonant that begins as a stop and releases as a fricative, generally with the same place of articulation (most often coronal). It is often difficult to decide if a stop and fricative form a single phoneme or a consonant pair.

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