Voiced alveolar fricative

Consonantal sound often represented by ⟨z⟩ in IPA / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The voiced alveolar fricatives are consonantal sounds. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents these sounds depends on whether a sibilant or non-sibilant fricative is being described.

  • The symbol for the alveolar sibilant is z, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is z. The IPA letter z is not normally used for dental or postalveolar sibilants in narrow transcription unless modified by a diacritic ( and respectively).
  • The IPA symbol for the alveolar non-sibilant fricative is derived by means of diacritics; it can be ð̠ or ɹ̝.
Table info: , Dental, Denti- alveolar, Alveolar, Post-alv...
Voiced coronal fricatives
Dental Denti-
Alveolar Post-alveolar
Retracted Retroflex Palato-
Sibilant plain ʐ ʒ ʑ
Non-sibilant ð ð̠/ð͇ ɹ̝ ɻ̝ ɹ̠˔
tapped ɾ̞/ɹ̝̆