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 (lē′nĭs, lā′-)
Articulated with relatively low pressure of the airstream below the glottis, as English (b) and (d) compared with (p) and (t).

[Latin lēnis, soft; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈliːnɪs) phonetics
(Phonetics & Phonology) (of a consonant) articulated with weak muscular tension
n, pl lenes (ˈliːniːz)
(Phonetics & Phonology) a consonant, such as English b or v, pronounced with weak muscular force
[C19: from Latin: gentle]


(ˈli nɪs, ˈleɪ-)

adj., n., pl. -nes (-niz) adj.
1. (of a consonant sound) pronounced with relatively weak muscular tension and breath pressure, as the sounds (b, d, g, j, v, t, z, zh) in English. Compare fortis.
2. a lenis consonant.
[1925–30; < Latin: soft, mild, gentle]
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Thus, in the written records of Soikkola dialect, obstruents, strengthened due to the aforementioned conditions, have in most cases been marked as fortis consonants (as a fortis stop or voiceless sibilant), a half-long consonant or (less frequently) a short geminate that alternate within the paradigm either with a (partly) voiced lenis stop or (partly) voiced sibilant, e.
Beloved brother of Vivian and the late Richard, Ceres, Lenis, Eileen, Raymond and Queenie and a dearly loved uncle.
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The authors also thank Lenis Urquijo-Velasquez for his support of the project and for his help obtaining permissions to carry out interviews at health facilities; Sandra Sanchez and Jose Luis Wilches for their invaluable contribution to the fielding of the surveys; Ana Maria Perdomo and Jorge Gonzalez for their assistance in data entry; and Suzette Audam for her contribution to data management.
Nam et optimi casei bonam partem avide devoraverat, et haud ita longe radices platani lenis fluvius in speciem placidae paludis ignavus ibat, argento vel vitro aemulus in colorem' (Met.
Word-initial /r/ has the [same] lenis sound of the non-initial [r] in words where it [i.
Lenis and Missy (Misericordia) Clemens are 13 year old slave twins from the Pure Land attached to the airship Hiryu (Flying Dragon) which was being presented to the war lord Shogo lkaru in Shinzo.
Luick sought the reasons for the survival of voiced plosives in analogy ("die stimmlose Lenis war durch Ausgleich wieder beseitigt worden"; Luick 1940: [section] 713).
Many contaminants are present in livestock wastes, including nutrients (Jongbloed and Lenis 1998), pathogens (Gerba and Smith 2005; Schets et al.
For more information on FMQAI's face-to-face MTM project, contact Savi Lenis, Pharm D, Senior Project Coordinator, Physician Practice Medicare Part D project, at 813-865-3528, or slenis@flqio.