Voiceless dental non-sibilant affricate

Voiceless dental non-sibilant affricate
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The voiceless 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 t͡θ, t͜θ, t̪͡θ and t̟͡θ.


Features of the voiceless dental non-sibilant affricate:


This phoneme is very rare, and is perhaps best known as the final sound in the English words eighth, which in some dialects is pronounced eight + th and also in width, which contrasts with both pronunciations of with.

Language Word IPA Meaning Notes
Chipewyan[1] ddhéth [t̟͡θɛ́θ] 'hide' Contrasts unaspirated, aspirated and ejective affricates.[1]
English Dublin[2] think [t̟͡θɪŋk] 'think' Corresponds to [θ] in other dialects; may be [] instead[2]
New York[3] Corresponds to [θ] in other dialects, may also be pronounced [t] and [θ]
Cajun Corresponds to [θ] in other dialects, intermediate between [θ] in General American and [t] in fully accented Cajun English

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