labiovelar

(redirected from Labiovelars)

la·bi·o·ve·lar

 (lā′bē-ō-vē′lər)
adj.
Simultaneously labial and velar, as (kw) in quick.
n.
A labiovelar sound.

labiovelar

(ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːlə) phonetics
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) relating to or denoting a speech sound pronounced with simultaneous articulation at the soft palate and the lips
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a labiovelar speech sound, such as some pronunciations of the consonant spelt q in English

la•bi•o•ve•lar

(ˌleɪ bi oʊˈvi lər)
adj.
1. (of a speech sound) articulated with simultaneous bilabial and velar articulations, as the sound (w).
n.
2. a labiovelar speech sound.
[1890–95]
Translations

labiovelar

[ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːləʳ]
A. ADJlabiovelar
B. Nlabiovelar f
References in periodicals archive ?
This was a less happy proposal, and I have proposed instead labiovelars.
I assume that in the Qieyun it was a labiovelar glide, w, which only occurred before the high vowels -i- and -u- and which was lost before the resulting -i- or -y- (Pulleyblank 1984: 164-67).
Linguists have been able accurately to predict the existence of undocumented aspects of archaic languages (like certain labiovelars in Mycenaean Greek) prior to their discovery in ancient inscriptions (Bynon 1977: 72).
I agree with the author that the labiovelars are phonemic and did not necessarily develop "from plain velar consonants in the presence of rounded vowels o, u.