labialization


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la·bi·al·ize

 (lā′bē-ə-līz′)
tr.v. la·bi·al·ized, la·bi·al·iz·ing, la·bi·al·iz·es
To pronounce (a speech sound) with the lips touching , nearly touching, or pursed.

la′bi·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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However, subjects who heard the films believed they heard an "i," despite the labialization, which ordinarily transforms [i] into [yl (as in French sur--RT), apparently on the basis of context and situation.
Probably the original form was *liwi, and the Finno-Ugric cognates pointing to *luwi have undergone a sporadic labialization of the vowel that was caused by the following *w.
The 3MSG is shown by labialization or palatalization in the non-nna- forms.
U-umlaut is the labialization of low vowels in initial syllables under the influence of a round vowel in the subsequent syllable, i.
It is well known that secondary articulation types, such as labialization and palatalization, as well as laryngeal modifications, such as aspiration and glottalization, can play a contrastive role in segment inventories.
This could perhaps be the reflex of PU *wexi- 'nehmen', but this is uncertain because the loss of *w- without a labialization of the following vowel remains problematic; cf.
They obviously correspond in some way to palatalization in the same way that the kai/he contrast corresponds to labialization and hence to the later terms qichihu [Chinese Text Omitted] and, when combined with hekou, cuokouhu [Chinese Text Omitted], used in the Qing period to analyze Mandarin and incorporated into the current system of zhuyin fuhao [Chinese Text Omitted].
Kur ka'ggorz), labialization of v word-finally, as in Sal and Har Hel San saru 'horn' (cf.
The author suggests a connection between palatalization and labialization, but senter - senter 'splinter', wagessa - wagessa 'traditional medical practitioner' as well as Arabic loanwords, such as sarian - sartan 'crab', saytan - saytan 'Satan' seem to indicate that there is no connection between palatalization and labialization.
Although velarized consonants triggered the replacement of the former *e by *u in Livonian noninitial syllables (the labial *u was the only possible non-high back or "velar" vowel in non-initial syllables), the further development of the stop *g was already labialization to *g[?