The voiced retroflex sibilant affricate is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ɖ͡ʐ ⟩, sometimes simplified to ⟨dʐ ⟩. It occurs in such languages as Polish (the laminal affricate dż) and Northwest Caucasian languages (apical).
Features of the voiced retroflex affricate:
|Belarusian||лічба||[lʲiɖ͡ʐbä]||'number'||Laminal. See Belarusian phonology|
|Polish||Standard||dżem||[ɖ͡ʐɛm] (help·info)||'jam'||Laminal; it's transcribed /d͡ʒ/ by most Polish scholars. See Polish phonology|
|Southeastern Cuyavian dialects||dzwon||[ɖ͡ʐvɔn̪]||'bell'||Some speakers. It's a result of hypercorrecting the more popular merger of /ɖ͡ʐ/ and /d͡z/ into [d͡z].|
|Russian||джем||[ɖ͡ʐɛm] (help·info)||'jam'||Laminal. It is a very rare variant, and it is usually pronounced as a sequence [dʐ]. See Russian phonology|
|Serbo-Croatian||џем / džem||[ɖ͡ʐê̞m]||'jam'||Laminal. It may be palato-alveolar instead, depending on the dialect. See Serbo-Croatian phonology|
|Torwali||?||[ɖ͡ʐiɡ̥]||'long'||Contrasts with a palatal affricate.|