In phonetics, alveolar describes an articulation of a sound. An alveolar is at the upper alveolar ridge formed ( the bead behind the upper incisors ), the alveolar process.
German Alveolar can be described as follows:
- Coronal dental- alveolar (tongue blade against teeth and dental dam ): plosives / t / as in day
- / d / as in roof
- / n / as in name
- / s / as in large
- / z / as in cream
- / ts / as in cat
- Fricatives / ʃ / as in school
- / ʒ / as in journal
- Vibrant / r / as in Spanish: raro "rare" hierro 'iron', cantar 'sing'
- Affricates / tʃ / as in carriage
- / dʒ / as in jungle