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Definition of the noun affrication

What does affrication mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: affrications

  1. the conversion of a simple stop consonant into an affricate
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: articulation = the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech

Alternative definition of the noun affrication


  1. [phonetics, uncountable, of a consonant] becoming an affricate sound
  2. [countable] a particular instance of such change

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Google previewKey Concepts in Phonetics and Phonology (2012)

by Gerard O'Grady

Affrication is a noted feature of Liverpool speech, where some speakers often realize the following stop phonemes: /p/, /t/, /d/ and /k/ as [pɸ], [ts], [dz] and [kx]. Phonologically, affricates realize one phoneme. Sounds that may be pronounced ...

Google previewFrontiers of Phonology (2014)

Atoms, Structures and Derivations by Jacques Durand, Francis Katamba

The putative change in manner of articulation is unproblematic for a declarative analysis, because affrication is a predictable property of palatal closure. We can thus break palataling down into two sub-relations: (informally) [velar] -—> [palatal ] ...

Google previewPrinciples of Phonetics (1994)

by John Laver

Affrication is a co- ordinatory relationship solely of articulatory controL while aspiration is a co-ordinatory relationship involving hoth the articulatory and the phona- tory systems. The confusion is nevertheless not entirely without hasis.

Google previewA Handbook of Varieties of English (2004)


Strong aspiration approaching affrication is a feature in the whole of Wales, especially the north. Glottalisation of intervocalic and word-final /t/ occurs everywhere in the British Isles, with considerable frequency: /p/ and /k/ are also glottalised, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

affrication /æfrı'keıʃn̩/ n. 1. The fricative release of a stop; the property of an affricate which distinguishes it from a plosive. 2. A phonological process in which a plosive acquires a fricative release, as in the ...

Google previewLinguistics Encyclopedia (2003)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

affrication [t]>[ ts] labialization [t]>[tw] prenasalization [t]>[nt] glottalization [t]>[t'] velarization ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics (2000)

by Robert Lawrence Trask

afFrication The development of another segment into an affricate, as when earlier /p/, /t/ and /k/ developed into /pf/, /ts/ and /kx/ in certain circumstances in High German: compare German Pflaume with English plum, and German zehn /tse:n/ ...

Google previewGlossographia Anglicana nova, or, A dictionary, interpreting such hard words of whatever language, as are at present used in the English tongue, with their etymologies, definitions, &c (1707)

also, the terms of divinity, law, physick, mathematicks, grammar, poetry, musick, heraldry, architecture, painting, war, and all other arts and sciences are herein explain'd, from the best modern authors, as, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Harris, Dr. Gregory, Mr. Lock, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Blunt, &c. Very useful to all those that desire to understand what they read

Affrication,(Lzt.) a rubbing against. Affusion. (Lat.) a pouring upon, a sprinkling Liquor upon a thing. Aft, See Abaft. After-Sails, in a ...

Google previewThe Routledge Linguistics Encyclopedia (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

affrication [t] ! [ts] labialisation [t] ! [tw] prenasalisation [t] !

Google previewA Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee (2008)

by Douglas Richard Parks, Lula Nora Pratt

ut- Affrication Rule.

Google previewDictionary of the British English Spelling System (2015)

by Greg Brooks

For the parallel affrication of /tj/to /ʧ/ see section 3.7.2, and see also section 5.4.7. In the case of /ʧ/ there are very few spellings competing with <t> in initial and medial positions before /uː/, etc., and <t> is therefore the regular spelling.

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

affrication (n.) see AFFRICATE African-American English see VERNACULAR agent (n.) see AGENTIVE agentive (adj/n.) (AGT) A term used in GRAMMATICAL description to refer to a FORM or CONSTRUCTION whose typical FUNCTION in a ...

Google previewAn English Dictionary (1717)

Explaining the Difficult Terms ... by Elisha Coles

Affrication, 1. rubbing. . Affront, f. wrong. Affrontednefi, impudence. Affulion, 1. pouring, fprink- ling. Afgodnefs, Sa. uvgodlinrfs. Africa, g. one of the four parts of the Id. Africk, African, belonging thereto. Aft, as abaft. Aga, Captain of the Turkifh ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

postnasalized, or affri- cated plosives (=> aspiration, affrication). including the glottal stop. Strong on-glide occurs in non-preaspirated. non-prenasalized plosives.

Google previewGlossographia Anglicana Nova; Or, A Dictionary Interpreting Such Hard Words of Whatever Language, as are at Present Used in the English Tongue (1707)

With Their Etymologies, Definitions, Etc. ...

Affrication,(Lat ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4F4R1I1C3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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