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Voiced dental non-sibilant affricate
Voiced dental non-sibilant affricate dð d̪ð d̟ð Audio sample
voiced dental non-sibilant affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represent this sound are ⟨ d͡ð⟩, ⟨ d͜ð⟩, ⟨ d̪͡ð⟩ and ⟨ d̟͡ð⟩.
The sound is a frequent allophone of
Features of the voiced dental non-sibilant affricate:
manner of articulation is affricate, which means it is produced by first stopping the airflow entirely, then allowing air flow through a constricted channel at the place of articulation, causing turbulence. Its
place of articulation is dental, which means it is articulated with either the tip or the blade of the tongue at the upper teeth, termed respectively and apical . Note that most stops and liquids described as dental are actually laminal denti-alveolar. Its
phonation is voiced, which means the vocal cords vibrate during the articulation. It is an
oral consonant, which means air is allowed to escape through the mouth only. It is a
central consonant, which means it is produced by directing the airstream along the center of the tongue, rather than to the sides. The airstream mechanism is pulmonic, which means it is articulated by pushing air solely with the lungs and diaphragm, as in most sounds.
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