Voiced Retroflex Fricative (Right-tail Z)


Articulator: back of the tip of the tongue

Point of Articulation: alveolar/postalveolar/palatal area

Manner of Articulation: Fricative: The articulator makes a narrow constriction against the point of articulation, so when the air flow goes through the oral passage, audible frication noise is created.

Voice: voiced – Vocal folds are close and vibrating.

Abkhaz, Adyghe, Chinese (Mandarin), Faroese, Italian (Marked accents of Emilia-Romagna), Lower Sorbian, Marrithiyel (Marri Tjevin dialect), Pashto (Southern dialect), Polish (Standard, Southeastern Cuyavian dialects, Suwalki dialect), Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Sicilian, Slovak, Tilquiapan Zapotec, Torwali, Ubykh, Upper Sorbian (Some villages north of Hoyerswerda), Vietnamese (Southern dialects), Yi.
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiced_retroflex_sibilant#Occurrence)