Category:English terms with initial /t͡s/

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This category lists English words which can be pronounced with an initial voiceless alveolar affricate (/t͡s/). This consonant cluster does not occur at the beginning of native English words, but words containing it have been borrowed into English from a number of other languages, including German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Russian and Tswana, and can usually be identified by the prefix ts- or tz- (more rarely cz- or z-). In less formal speech, the sound may be substituted by /s/, /z/ or rarely /t/.