Postalveolar

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In phonetics, postalveolar is a place of articulation where the passive articulator is the region of the roof of the mouth immediately behind the alveolar ridge. A postalveolar is also any specific sound made with this place of articulation.

Examples

[ʃ], [ʒ]

Subtypes

Synonyms

While often used as synonyms for this place of articulation, the terms alveopalatal, alveolopalatal, and palatal have broader, narrower, or entirely different meanings.

Other languages

German postalveolar (de)
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