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la·bi·al·ize

 (lā′bē-ə-līz′)
tr.v. la·bi·al·ized, la·bi·al·iz·ing, la·bi·al·iz·es
To pronounce (a speech sound) with the lips touching , nearly touching, or pursed.

la′bi·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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He noticed a strong labialization for /a/, and an even more acute labialization for /o~/.(42) Fonagy observed a thorough reorganizing of all French nasal vowels, perceiving a shift of /[??]/ towards /a/, but hesitating between merging and shift for /a~/ and /[??]/.(43) Walter, Montagu, and Carignan have all come to the conclusion that a vowel shift has outdated the current IPA representation for French nasals.(44) They all agree that /[??]/ is pronounced with lips more rounded and more protruded than /o/, midway between /o/ and /u/.
Being further reduced, these segments subsequently turn into the consonantal features of palatalization and labialization, and are finally lost, while the original long non-initial vowels completely shorten.
However, subjects who heard the films believed they heard an "i," despite the labialization, which ordinarily transforms [i] into [yl (as in French sur--RT), apparently on the basis of context and situation.
It is worthy of mention that these sets of consonants pointed out above arise as a result of some additional articulatory features (nasalization, aspiration and labialization).
(23.) The 3MSG is shown by labialization or palatalization in the non-nna- forms.
U-umlaut is the labialization of low vowels in initial syllables under the influence of a round vowel in the subsequent syllable, i.e.
It is well known that secondary articulation types, such as labialization and palatalization, as well as laryngeal modifications, such as aspiration and glottalization, can play a contrastive role in segment inventories.
Labialization: Substitution of a labial consonant for an alveolar or interdental consonant (e.g., /[eth]e/ produced as [ve]).
Both lip protrusion (labialization) and lowering the larynx will greatly lower this formant frequency.