j  [dʒ]

Dene Sųłiné, Cold Lake  -  Phoneme: j  [dʒ]  -  IPA: Voiced post-alveolar affricate.

Word: jéth [dʒɛ́θ] "hook"  -  Speaker: SP1

The sound phoneme j [dʒ] is voiceless in this word, so it is actually a voiceless unaspirated affricate. It differs from the ch [tʃ] in the length frication period. In this token, the frication period is short and the vowel begins right at the end of the fricative portion of the sound. Compare this with the dz sound.

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