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Alveolar ejective affricate
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The alveolar ejective affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨t͡sʼ⟩.


Features of the alveolar ejective affricate:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Abaza хъацIа [qat͡sʼa] 'man'
Adyghe папцӀэ [pʰaːpt͡sʼa]  'sharp'
Armenian Yerevan dialect ծառ [t͡sʼɑr] 'tree' Corresponds to tenuis [t͡s⁼] in other Eastern dialects.
Avar мацӀ [mat͡sʼ] 'language'
Chechen цIе [t͡sʼe] 'name'
Georgian[1] ელი [t͡sʼeli] 'year'
Hadza zzapale [t͡sʼapaɾe] 'digging stick'
Haida ttsanskkaagid [t͡sʼanskʼaːkit] 'beams'
Hausa tsoro [t͡sʼoro] 'fear'
Kabardian цӀэ [t͡sʼa]  'name'
Lushootseed uʔkʷs [t͡sʼuʔkʷs] 'seven'
Nuxálk xłp̓x̣ʷłtłpłłskʷ [xɬpʼχʷɬtʰɬpʰɬːskwht͡sʼ] 'he had had in his possession a bunchberry plant'
Ossetian Iron цъæх [t͡sʼəχ] 'blue' or 'green'
Q'eqchi' tzʼ [t͡sʼiʔ] 'dog'
Tlingit tsʼankwaat [t͡sʼankʷʰaːtʰ] 'spider'

See also


  1. ^ Shosted, Ryan K.; Chikovani, Vakhtang (2006). "Standard Georgian" (PDF). Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 36 (2): 255–264. doi:10.1017/S0025100306002659. ISSN 1475-3502.