Datapoint Afrikaans/t͡ʃ - voiceless palato-alveolar sibilant affricate

This segment does not have to be sibilant. (A "good" approximation would then be [tj]). But it is usually realized as a sibilant affricate, especially in loanwords.
Note that and in diminutives is usually pronounced as [c] in Standard Afrikaans. The originally affricate pronunciation is still prevalent in the Cape dialect.


Exists only as a minor allophone

Example 29-252: