Affricate (noun)

A speech sound that begins as a stop and ends as a fricative, produced by a single release of air from the vocal tract.

Origin:

The word "affricate" is a noun that refers to a speech sound that begins as a stop and ends as a fricative, produced by a single release of air from the vocal tract. it is derived from the latin word "affricare" which means "to rub against".

Examples:

  1. The sound represented by the letter "ch" in the English word "church" is an example of an affricate.
  2. The sound represented by the letter "j" in the English word "judge" is also an example of an affricate.
  3. The phoneme "ts" in the word "cats" is an example of an affricate.
  4. Affricates are speech sounds that are made by first stopping the airflow and then releasing it.
  5. The phonological process of lenition, that is the weakening of a sound, often turns stops into affricates.
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