Postalveolar (definition)

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A post alveolar sound is pronounced with the tongue slightly behind the alveolar ridge in the mouth.

  • the postalveolar sounds of English [ʃ], [ʒ], [dʒ], [tʃ]
  • the postalveolar sounds of Gaelic [ʃ], [tʲ], [dʲ]

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  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
  • Ladefoged, D. (2010) A Course in Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wadsworth Publishing.