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sound shift

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a gradual alteration or series of alterations in the pronunciation of a set of sounds, esp of vowels. See also Great Vowel Shift
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You have the power button, input source, virtual surround, volume up/down, Bluetooth, connect, and sound shift. The same controls with a little more can be found on the remote control.
Users can use the app's "Sound Shift" feature to listen to a word in a Word Bank before selecting it.
He has become another Ryan Taylor, ready and willing to play anywhere, and in fairness put in a sound shift when brought on as the midfield holding player in the victory at Blackburn but, like Ryan when at left-back, the question fans keep asking is can Perch continue to do it week-in and week-out.
He speculates whether this might show that the sound shift was either less fully evolved in the north or perhaps was only less recognized orthographically.
Lennon stood down in the 65th minute after a sound shift and the home side continued to be devoid of any attacking flair.
Chapter 8, on historical variation, takes the High German sound shift, Umlaut, monophthongization, and diphthongization as illustrations of types of language change, with rather less to say on lexical, morphological, and syntactic change.
Half of the babies learned to discern the vowel change within 10 trials and almost always recognized the sound shift in further trials.
The remainder of this paper is concerned with precisely this question, and specifically how internal and external forces have intersected in a sound shift that has occurred in the English of New Zealand.
No-one considers how a small sound shift might have in itself summed up certain transactions between present and past, corset and no-corset; theft and redemption, arrival and departure.
The remote gives you access to a bunch of features such as audio sync, bass, sound mode, sound shift, surround, night mode and more.
An additional control is the presence of some well-documented sound shift or cultural modification.
The sound shifted in pitch, as there were many different sized gongs in the studio, along with Tibetan bowls, rain sticks and various sound producing instruments.