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Looking for examples of natural languages with affricates but no corresponding fricatives/plosives

A likely place to start, I think, would be to find an affricate that’s relatively common, but whose corresponding fricative is not all that common. The most obvious candidate to me is /(d)ʒ/. The most ...
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Looking for examples of natural languages with affricates but no corresponding fricatives/plosives

According to the PHOIBLE search tool PSmith: 0 languages have /pf/, but no /f/ 1 language has /pɸ/, but no /ɸ/: Banjun (GM) 44 languages have /ts/, but no /s/: Garo, Lakkia, Chukchi, Chamorro, ...
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