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ab⟨জ⟩ and ⟨য⟩ may represent a voiced affricate /
dʒ/ in Standard Bengali words of native origin, but they can also represent /
z/ in foreign words and names (জাকাত[zakat] '
zakah charity', আজিজ[aziz] 'Aziz'). However, many speakers usually replace /z/ with /dʒ/. Additionally, some words that originally had /z/ are now pronounced with /
dʑ/ in Standard Bengali (সবজি [ɕobdʑi] 'vegetable', from Persian sabzi).
^/pʰ/ is phonetically realised either as [pʰ] or [f~ɸ] depending on the speaker and variety.
^/r/ is phonetically an alveolar flap [ɾ], alveolar trill [r] or alveolar approximant [ɹ] depending on the variety and speaker.
^The [j] phoneme occurs in some pronunciations of Bengali vowel clusters, such as নয়ন[nɔjon].
abPrimary stress usually occurs in word-initial positions with secondary stress occurring afterwards.