On the other hand, it should be highlighted that, in some varieties, the front mid vowel raising, which lacks the [dorsal] and the [labial] features, may occur before dorsal or labial consonant
A labial consonant
, in preference M, should preceed the sound of the vowel to bring the attack upon the lips--M-ah.
The highly infrequent syllable-final labial consonant
is patterning itself off of the far more frequent syllable coda velar consonant, as will be explained in the following section.
The retraction of *oe to OE /a/ before /r/, catalysed by the vicinity of a labial consonant
(warp 'he became', harm 'harm'), is also Anglian (found in Northumbrian and in the early Mercian glossaries, cf.
Labialization: Substitution of a labial consonant
for an alveolar or interdental consonant (e.
The u- allomorph occurs in two environments: (a) in an open syllable before a labial consonant
(which is itself followed by a vowel), e.
superscript labial glide between a labial consonant
and stressed /o/, and the transcription in general simply cause dismay.
11) According to her results, the English /u/ in two is articulated with a higher F2 (more forward) than /u/ in boo, because in English, the coronal consonant affects the place of articulation of the vowel and brings it forward, and the labial consonant
has much less effect on the vowel.
Somewhere in the phonology of Tamil there is needed a rule of rounding,(27) which replaces front vowels with back rounded vowels in the environment of an initial labial consonant
and a retroflex consonant immediately following; rounding does not occur when other consonants (or nothing) precede it.