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Palato-alveolar ejective affricate
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The palato-alveolar ejective affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The sound is represented in the International Phonetic Alphabet with ⟨t͡ʃʼ⟩. In some languages it is equivalent to a palatal ejective.


Features of the palato-alveolar ejective affricate:

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  • 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.
  • The airstream mechanism is ejective (glottalic egressive), which means the air is forced out by pumping the glottis upward.


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Avar ВорчӀами [wort͡ʃʼami] 'hello'
Lushootseed č̓ /t͡ʃˈuʔ/ 'one'
Tlingit ch'áak' [t͡ʃʼáːkʼ] 'bald-headed eagle'

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