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Palato-alveolar ejective affricate

Palato-alveolar ejective affricate

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 1
  • Occurrence 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5


Features of the palato-alveolar ejective affricate:


Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Adyghe кӏако     'short'
Armenian Yerevan dialect[1] ճյուղ [t͡ʃʼiʊ̯ʁ] 'branch' Corresponds to tenuis [t͡ʃ⁼] in other Eastern dialects.
Avar ворчӀами [wort͡ʃʼami] 'hello'
Georgian [t͡ʃʼɑ] 'well'
Haida jjabako [t͡ʃʼabako] 'rock hyrax'
Kabardian кӏэ     'tail'
Lushootseed č̓ [t͡ʃʼʉʁˀ] 'one'
Tlingit ch’eet     'duck'

See also


  1. ^ Dum-Tragut (2009:17-18)


  • Dum-Tragut, Jasmine (2009), Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company 
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