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Voiced postalveolar fricative

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Template:Infobox IPA The voiced palato-alveolar fricative or domed postalveolar fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is [[ezh|]], and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is Z.

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Features

Features of the voiced postalveolar fricative:

In English

The voiced postalveolar fricative occurs in English, although in only a handful of words, and is the sound denoted by the letter 's' in treasure and the final sound of the word mirage. One of the very few minimal contrasts of the voiced and voiceless postalveolar fricatives (for some dialects only) is the pair of words allusion and Aleutian.

In English the sound is labialized, , although few transcriptions bother with this level of detail.

In other languages

The sound is more common in French, where it is represented by the letter j. The French consonant is labialized, , as in English.

It also occurs in Russian and Bulgarian as a realization of , represented by the letter Ж (zhe).

See also


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