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Also called affricative. a speech sound comprising occlusion, plosion, and frication, as either of the ch- sounds in church and the j- sound in joy.
to change the pronunciation of (a stop) to an affricate, especially by releasing (the stop) slowly.
Historical Examples

The affricate in words like gaol is of French origin (gele), from a Late Lat.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4 Various

Here, the j is to be pronounced as a double letter (technically an affricate) as in English.
The Comic Latin Grammar Percival Leigh

a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point, such as the sound written ch, as in chair


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