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In phonetics, postalveolar is a place of articulation where the passive articulator is the region of the roof of the mouth immediately behind the alveolar ridge. A postalveolar is also any specific sound made with this place of articulation.
- apico-postalveolar, where the active articulator is the tongue tip.
- lamino-postalveolar, where the active articulator is the tongue blade.
While often used as synonyms for this place of articulation, the terms alveopalatal, alveolopalatal, and palatal have broader, narrower, or entirely different meanings.
German postalveolar (de)
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