Voiceless postalveolar fricative

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The voiceless 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 (which is different from integral symbol ∫), and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is S. An alternative symbol used in some older and American linguistic literature is š, an s with haček.

Features

Features of the voiceless postalveolar fricative:

In English

The voiceless postalveolar fricative occurs in English, and it is the sound denoted by the letters 'sh' in shoe, the letters 'ss' in passion, or the letters 'ti' in donation. In English the sound is labialized, , although few transcriptions bother with this level of detail.

See also


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International Phonetic Alphabet
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