Affricate poems

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  1. TeachtheWorld

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    We are beginning a study on affricates and I'm looking for some good poems to use. Any ideas?
     
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    I don't have any ideas, but needed to share that I learned something new today--I had no idea what an affricate was.
     
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    a speech sound like the ch-sounds in church and the j-sound in joy. We are doing dr- this week. Some students want to put jr instead of dr. It's all in the way our mouth and tongue move to say the word. For the j-sound, a lot of student will put ch. Your mouth forms these two sounds very similiarly.
     
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    Um. In fact /dr/ is not an affricate, it's a blend, though certainly the blend /dr/ can be pronounced like cluster of affricate /j/ (as in judge) + /r/. (A couple I knew named their son Andrew. His nickname was Anj, pronounced to rhyme with flange.)

    For /d/, the tongue tip is positioned at the alveolar ridge, just behind the front teeth, but in most people's pronunciation of /r/ the tongue tip is curled up toward the hard palate (the roof of the mouth, so when they're said as a blend the tongue may actually end up somewhere in between. (The technical term for this process of a sound being flavored by the sound that follows is anticipatory assimilation.)

    English has two affricates, the voiceless "ch" as in itch (for which I think I can't use a correct phonetic symbol here, though let me try: it's either /č/ or /tʃ/, depending on the system of transcription) and the voiced "j" (which is either /ǰ/ or /ʤ/). Another one that shows up in European languages is what the Germans call ess-zed and write with that funny letter that looks sort of like a B (ß) - it's the sound that is spelled in Italian with <zz>, as in the words pizza or palazzo.

    Though I hope to heaven the kids aren't actually having to learn the term "affricate"!
     
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    Woot! The symbols showed up correctly, at least for me!

    I'd appreciate it if people who know IPA transcription but do not have a Mac would tell me whether what they see is what I intended.
     
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    I have a PC with IE 6 (yes, I'm way outdated). I can see the [č] and the [ß] but the others look like empty boxes.
     
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    Thanks for the help, Anne. But aw, grump! - phonetic transcription is actually a lot of fun to play with.
     
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    Wow, I'm sorry. Just thought I'd ask for a few poems.
     
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    Huh? Sorry for what?
     
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    TG, this is the way it showed up on my computer. Is this what I am supposed to be seeing?
     
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    This has been my study on affricates. :eek:
     

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