Postalveolar (definition)

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

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

See Also

External Links


  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.