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Palato-alveolar ejective affricate
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The palato-alveolar ejective affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The sound is represented in the International Phonetic Alphabet with ⟨t͡ʃʼ⟩. In some languages it is equivalent to a palatal ejective.


Features of the palato-alveolar ejective affricate:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe кӏако About this sound[t͡ʃʼaːkʷa]  'short'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] ճյուղ [t͡ʃʼiʊ̯ʁ] 'branch' Corresponds to tenuis [t͡ʃ⁼] in other Eastern dialects.
Avar ворчӀами [wort͡ʃʼami] 'hello'
Aymara ch'uspa [t͡ʃ'uspa] 'ch'uspa'
Georgian [t͡ʃʼɑ] 'well'
Haida jjabako [t͡ʃʼabako] 'rock hyrax'
Hausa tshanya [t͡ʃʼanja] 'cricket' Only found in western Hausa dialects
Kabardian кӏэ About this sound[t͡ʃʼa]  'tail'
Lushootseed č̓ [t͡ʃʼʉʔ] 'one'
Ossetian Kudairag Чъреба [ˈt͡ʃʼɾebä] 'Tskhinval'
Q'eqchi' ch'och' [t͡ʃʼot͡ʃʼ] 'earth'
Quechua ch'umpi [t͡ʃʼʊmpɪ] 'brown'
Tlingit ch'eed About this sound[t͡ʃʼit]  'duck'

See also


  1. ^ Dum-Tragut (2009:17–18)