Voiceless alveolar affricate
The term voiceless alveolar affricate is called in phonetics and general linguistics in the affricate [ ts ], the two components of the alveoli, the alveolar ridge can be formed, and the voiceless, ie without vibration of the vocal cords. The tip of the tongue is in the formation of a sound to the alveolar ridge. In phonetics, the question of whether it is affricates just a sound or a combination of sounds is, depending on the theoretical background is answered differently.
In German, the voiceless alveolar affricate appears in initial position of words number, cell, train, heat medially from, spread, wheat and in final of Fez, gloss, wood. The voiceless alveolar affricate is in German so in all word positions; it is reproduced in writing, either by a simple letter z or with the letter combinations ts ( " mystery " ) or tz ( " rush ").