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The aim of the current article is to observe affricates in Livonian. Studies on the Finnic languages have described affricates in South Estonian, Veps, Votic, and Karelian, while Livonian affricates are poorly studied. The phonetic data used in this article show that the voiceless alveolar affricate /ts/ [͡ts], voiceless palatal alveolar affricate / tš/ [͡tʃ], and their voiced counterparts /dz/ [d͡ z] and /dž/ [d͡ ʒ] are found in the Livonian phonological system. Also, the occurrence of a palatalised /ḑš/ [d͡ jʃ] was detected.

ESUKA / JEFUL. Special issue “Studies on Livonian III”. 2018.

Full article: Tuuli Tuisk, Afrikātas lībiešu valodā = Observations on affricates in Livonian [ESUKA – JEFUL 2018, 9–2]