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  • noun Plural form of affricate.

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Examples

  • If it were vowel height/closedness that caused the affrication, then the affricates would be the same.

    Concern trolls and the Etruscan bilabial 'f'

  • Then you'll be hard-pressed to explain the source of Japanese affricates, ts and z then.

    Linear A treatment of consonant clusters

  • As for the presence of affricates, the rare eteocretan texts indeed suggest their presence as well.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • If related to Etrusco-Lemnian languages, I'd expect Minoan would have a possible, hidden aspiration contrast in stops as well as some affricates if the Linear A d-series is related to common Etrusco-Lemnian affricate *z.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • Then you'll be hard-pressed to explain the source of Japanese affricates, ts and z then.

    Linear A treatment of consonant clusters

  • Try imagining a situation where a para-IE dialect *beside* Mid IE the direct ancestor of PIE c.5500 BCE, let's say diverges already before PIE proper develops and it has become influenced by northerly Proto-Uralic to form palatal affricates.

    The PIE and Pre-PIE pronominal system from the perspective of a wave model

  • A sensible compromise is obvious: TO and TU might be automatically lenited in similar fashion to the development of Japanese dental affricates from their respective plosives neighbouring a +back vowel.

    Linear A treatment of consonant clusters

  • However, palatal velar stops are unstable and quickly turn to affricates, so it wouldn't have been long before *ć and *k were heard throughout Satem IE as became the norm in later Indo-Iranian.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I say “modern” because both “Peking” and “Nanking” reflect an earlier state of Mandarin in which velar stops before front vowels had not yet merged with affricates; this sound change happened around the 16th century.

    Beijing vs Peking | Linguism

  • However, palatal velar stops are unstable and quickly turn to affricates, so it wouldn't have been long before *ć and *k were heard throughout Satem IE as became the norm in later Indo-Iranian.

    Reinterpreting the Proto-Indo-European velar series

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