t  [tx]

Dene Sųłiné, Cold Lake  -  Phoneme: t [tx]  -  IPA: Alveolar affricate with a velar release. 

Word: tel [txɛl] "socks"  -  Speaker: SP1

Description: A t [tx] in initial position. Although this is written as an unaspirated /t/, this initial sound is an affricate [tx], with a strong, clear fricated release. The release of the affricate is coarticulated with the vowel, giving it a slightly palatalized sound. This sound is voiceless

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