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Synonyms for affricative

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

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Construction of an Affricative Grant of Jurisdiction Rather than a
The acoustic progression from "patch, matchwood" to "immortal diamond" is not smooth, the affricatives grating on the sonorants, even as the line attempts to elide the difference between its categories.
but that palatalized dentals are written as dental alveolar affricatives. On no account from this now can the conclusion be drawn from this--as has happened--that every dental alveolar affricate must be interpreted a priori as a dental + infix /j.