dentilabial


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dentilabial

(ˌdɛntɪˈleɪbɪəl)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) another word for labiodental
Translations

den·ti·la·bi·al

a. dentilabial, rel. a los dientes y los labios.
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A voiced dentilabial V initial, written [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], such as in wei [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'tiny' and wei [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'flavor', both spelled [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] vei (compare wei [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'surround', spelled [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] wei).
The voiced dentilabial 'v' [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], the velar nasal 'ng' [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], and the palatal nasal 'gn' [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] were also eliminated from the zhuyin zimu, which were then renamed zhuyin fuhao.
But we now know that it was precisely in Ch'ang-an and just during the early T'ang that certain words of this particular shape underwent sweeping phonetic shifts, later followed by obligatory phonological restructuring, as the result of a dentilabialization that shifted some, but not all, labial stop initials to dentilabial spirants, *p- [greater than] *f-.