The voiced palatal affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represent this sound are and , and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is J\_j\. The tie bar may be omitted, yielding in the IPA and J\j\ in X-SAMPA. This sound is the non-sibilant equivalent of the voiced alveolo-palatal affricate. It occurs in such languages as Hungarian and Skolt Sami, among others. The voiced palatal affricate is quite rare; it is mostly absent from Europe as a phoneme (it occurs as an allophone in most Spanish dialects), with the aforementioned Uralic languages and Albanian being exceptions. It usually occurs with its voiceless counterpart, the voiceless palatal affricate.


Features of the voiced palatal affricate: It is not a sibilant.


See also

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External links

* {{IPA navigation Category:Palatal consonants Category:Affricates Category:Pulmonic consonants Category:Voiced oral consonants Category:Central consonants