labiodental consonant

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Noun1.labiodental consonant - a consonant whose articulation involves the lips and teeth
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
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I have assumed that, since borrowing occurred in the Middle English period at a date prior to open syllable lengthening and hence before loss of final schwa, the [-z] variants would not have been adopted into English because they would have violated the phonotactic constraint that allowed only voiceless allophones of the alveolar, dental, and labio-dental fricatives in word-final position.