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Definition of the noun affricate

What does affricate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: affricates

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

Alternative definition of the noun affricate


  1. [phonetics] A sound produced using a combination of a plosive and a fricative. English sounds /t͡ʃ/ (catch) and /d͡ʒ/ (jury) are examples.

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Google previewLinguistics across Historical and Geographical Boundaries (1986)

Vol 1: Linguistic Theory and Historical Linguistics. Vol 2: Descriptive, Contrastive, and Applied Linguistics. In Honour of Jacek Fisiak on the Occasion of His Fiftieth Birthday by Dieter Kastovsky, Aleksander Szwedek

the affricate is a product of the transformation [gg > d2] (and [kk > ts]). Hypothesis (b) complicates an otherwise simple ...

Google previewIntroducing Language in Use (2013)

A Course Book by Andrew John Merrison, Aileen Bloomer, Patrick Griffiths, Christopher J. Hall

affricates. The manners of articulation described in the previous two subsections were fricative and plosive. An affricate is a coordinated sequence of a plosive followed immediately by a fricative at approximately the same place of articulation.

Google previewThe Blackwell Companion to Phonology, 5 Volume Set (2011)

by Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth V. Hume, Keren Rice

An affricate is a single segment that has a complete closure with a fricative or delayed release. Like stops, affricates consist of a closure phase followed by a release phase, but unlike stops, the release of affricates contains additional supra- ...

Google previewThe Pronunciation of English (2008)

A Course Book by Charles W. Kreidler

An affricate is a combination of stop and fricative. To produce the first and last consonants of church /a o ra/ and judge /hjh/, for instance, the tongue-front, with a groove along the center line, makes contact with the alveolar ridge or the area just ...

Google previewThe Anthropology of Language: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Workbook/Reader (2012)

by Harriet Ottenheimer

Affricates: An affricate is a combination of a stop plus a fricative. Usually the stop comes ...

Google previewAn Introduction to English Language (2010)

Word, Sound and Sentence by Koenraad Kuiper, W. Scott Allan

Affricate is a manner of articulation. It involves a complete closure in the oral cavity followed by a slow release, which results in friction. For example, the initial and final sounds in judge, [dʒ], are affricates. Alliteration The repetition of a ...

Google previewThe Social Stratification of English in New York City (2006)

by William Labov

The affricate is a rapid succession of the two forms – or more precisely, it is heard as the fricative with a sudden onset, instead of a gradual beginning. The use of these two variables will give us a.

Google previewBeginning Linguistics (2012)

by Laurie Bauer

Affricate An affricate is a consonant that has two phases: first a stop phase, and then a fricative phrase, where the stop and the fricative are HOMORGANIC. Agreement Two words agree when they share morphological marking for some ...

Google previewPerfecting Your English Pronunciation (2011)

by Susan Cameron

Affricates An affricate is a combination of a stop plosive 14 GETTING STARTED.

Google previewDictionary (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

h k unvoiced velar stop unvoiced aspirated velar stop x unvoiced velar fricative q unvoiced uvular stop g voiced velar stop gh voiced aspirated velar stop q voiced velar fricative ̇c unvoiced dental affricate ̇ch ...

Google previewThe MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders (2004)

by Raymond D. Kent, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

show an early /l/, as in French, and an affricate, /t/, which is one of the most frequent early sounds acquired. The first fricative tends to be the velar /x/, despite the fact that the language has both /s/ ...

Google previewLushootseed Dictionary (1994)

by Dawn Bates, Thom Hess, Hilbert, Vi

Air gets trapped between the throat and the tip of the tongue, and then released with a popping sound, [voiceless ejective alveolar affricate] 6 This symbol, called "c-wedge", represents a Lushootseed sound like the English sound usually ...

Google previewA Generative Lexicon Account of Bangla Complex Predicates (2015)

by Sanjukta Ghosh

E= front midlow vowel O= back midlow vowel M=velar nasal S= palatal sibilant y= palatal semivowel c= palatal voiceless unaspirated affricate ch=palatal voiceless aspirated affricate j= palatal voiced unaspirated affricate jh= palatal voiced ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

affricate /'æfrıkət/ n. (rarely also affricative /ə'frıkətıv/, affricated stop) A consonant whose articulation involves a complete oral closure followed by a comparatively slow release with perceptible friction noise. English ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

affricate. A phonetic segment which consistsofastop followed immediately by africative. Affricates actas units phonologicallyand are synchronically indivisible, for example /tʃ/ in church /tʃɜːtʃ/ or/dʒ/ in judge /dʒʌdʒ/.

Google previewLinguistics Encyclopedia (2004)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

An affricate is a sound in whose articulation the closure made by two speech organs for a plosive is slowly and partially released, with the result that what is known in phonetics as a homorganic fricative immediately follows. In this sense, an ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies (2012)

by Michael Pearce

Affricate 9 English-based creole which arose as people speaking many different African languages came into contact under conditions of slavery on the west coast of Africa, the Caribbean, and the plantations of the southern USA.

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

References => word formation affixoid => affix affricate [Lat. affricare 'to rub'] Oral consonant (=> consonant, oral) in which the initial stop closure is followed by a small release, so that frication occurs. If the frication occurs at the same place of ...

Google previewComparative Austronesian Dictionary (1995)

An Introduction to Austronesian Studies by Darrell T. Tryon

The dental/alveolar, alveolar affricate, palatal and retroflex —— collectively the coronal — proto-phonemes are most easily discussed together. There is good evidence for the reconstruction of a contrast between dental/alveolar and retroflex ...

Google previewDictionary of Jamaican English (2002)

by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page

vl b P — — d — t *<*_• Vd — — — — <*3 tf Affricate . vl — — — — Fricative . vl — V 5 z s f f e Rolled/flapped — — — r — Nasal m — — n — Lateral — — — 1 — Continuant or semivowel w — ~~ ~~ "~ Plosive . vl b d gy dvv tw 9 gw kw ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4R1I1C3A1T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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