ⓘ Voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate

                                     

ⓘ Voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate

The voiceless alveolo-palatal 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 ⟨ t͡ɕ ⟩, ⟨ t͜ɕ ⟩, ⟨ c͡ɕ ⟩ and ⟨ c͜ɕ ⟩, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbols are t_s\ and c_s\, though transcribing the stop component with ⟨ c ⟩ is rare. The tie bar may be omitted, yielding ⟨ tɕ ⟩ or ⟨ cɕ ⟩ in the IPA and ts\ or cs\ in X-SAMPA.

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This affricate is a special character ⟨ ʨ ⟩, which was one of the six selected symbols for affricates in the International phonetic alphabet. It is found in such languages as Chinese, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Albanian and Russian, and a whistle the equivalent of a deaf palatally affricate.