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I think the line between affricates and stop+fricative clusters is not
a very sharp one.   If a drunk American hallucinates an attack by
bats, they may yell something about [b&tS] (modulo dialectical
variance) - which sounds an awful lot like [b&t_S] <batch>.

Is the onset of <tsunami>, for Anglophones who "pronounce the [t]",
actually [t_s], or is it simply [ts]?

I think it's clear that the /ks/ in words like "box" is a cluster
rather than an affricate, since [k] and [s] have different points of
articulation.