from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or forming an affricate.
- n. See affricate.
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- n. An affricate.
- adj. Of, or relating to an affricate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')
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Certainly I'd be very impressed by anyone who knew what an "affricative" was.
I haven't gone past the first page, but Rich's well-placed use there of the phrase "excessively affricative" does give me hope that it will live up to the promising blurbs from Gary Shteyngart ( "Here is a young writer who is not afraid to give literature a kick in the pants") and Stephen King ( "a novel brimming with brio"), and makes me, even more than the fake interview, want to keep reading.
These include: Stopping: A fricative or affricative consonant is replaced by a stop consonant.
Adorably his polygonally internet web sites with sleety affricative he confined that his own commissioned clank was vicariously moban.