spiritus lenis


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Related to spiritus lenis: Spiritus asper, smooth breathing

spiritus lenis

(ˈliːnɪs)
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) another term for smooth breathing
[Latin: gentle breath]
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Hauptner describes the execution of this by the expressive phrase "inaudible aspiration," but prescribes the spiritus lenis, that is, a brief shock of the glottis.
64, [section] 100: The spiritus lenis is correct for the printed initial spiritus asper in 'af'alun.
* Garcia's "Shock of the glottis" (spiritus lenis) can only be described as a kind of attack.