There are bilabial
and coronal nasals, with homorganic variants with all the obstruants.
The unaspirated, voiceless, bilabial
stop /p/ contrasts with the aspirated, voiceless, bilabial
Indeed, you are referring to the insect, whose English name is said to derive from the Middle English 'ante', in turn, from the Old English 'aemette', note the change of 'm' to 'n' since the bilabial
nasal preceding a post-alveolar unvoiced stop is an awkward combination," he commented.
All Germanic variants mentioned in KLEIN (Bofa, bofa, boeve, boef, Buobo, Bube) contain a bilabial
plosive followed by a rounded high vowel and a labial postvocalic consonant, which leads us back to a contracted form of an old variant of bojowiec and bojownik as the most probable source.
An outstanding feature of this poem is the frequency of the bilabial
nasal sound /m/, both at the beginning of each verse and internally.
Since there is more volume, and more compliant tissue, available in the oral tract for a bilabial
closure than an alveolar closure, voicing is more easily maintained for [b] than for [d] (and likewise for stops articulated at the velar point of articulation, [g]) (Ohala, Riordan 1979; Westbury 1979).
For example, /p/ is classified as a voiceless bilabial
stop because there is no vocal fold vibration, the lips come together, and the airstream is stopped completely before it is released in a puff.
letters (formed on the lips): "bet/b," "bhet/bh or v," "vav/v or w," "pey/p , phey/ph or f.
The Sw and Klk forms show that w in itself would have had to go through a lenition process from an original bilabial
nasal: *m > w.
For the syllable-repetition subtest, patients were instructed to repeat the bilabial
syllables/pa/and/pi/, as well as the sibilant syllables/sa/and/si/.
Consonant phoneme inventory Place of articulation Peripheral velar Apico- postalveolar bilabial
alveolar Manner of Short p (b) k (k) t (d) t (rd) articulation stop Long p: (bb) k: (kk) t: (dd) t: (rdd) stop Nasal m (m) n (ng) n (n) n (rn) Lateral l (l) l (rl) Rhotic r (rr) [?
Rosenzweig presents one fictitious sage's opinion that it is a synonym of krbl, and therefore denotes "top-hat" (he was certainly helped by m and b both being bilabial