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Simultaneously labial and velar, as (kw) in quick.
A labiovelar sound.
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(ˌleɪbɪəʊˈviːlə) phonetics
(Phonetics & Phonology) relating to or denoting a speech sound pronounced with simultaneous articulation at the soft palate and the lips
(Phonetics & Phonology) a labiovelar speech sound, such as some pronunciations of the consonant spelt q in English
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(ˌleɪ bi oʊˈvi lər)
1. (of a speech sound) articulated with simultaneous bilabial and velar articulations, as the sound (w).
2. a labiovelar speech sound.
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A. ADJlabiovelar
B. Nlabiovelar f
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There are four phonemes for liquids and semivowels in Ganza: the alveolar lateral /l/, the alveolar trill /r/, and the palatal and labiovelar semivowels /j/ and /w/.
However, when positioned between a vowel and a consonant, as in uhka (threat), the friction, because of the vowel [u], is labiovelar and notably stronger.
S obzirom na nerijeseno pitanje sufiksa [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] kao i na to da labiovelar jednako tako moze biti i ie.
Los signos diacriticos utilizados son los siguientes: /k'/: oclusiva velar sorda glotalizada; /t'/: oclusiva dento-alveolar sorda glotalizada; /ts/: oclusiva dento-alveolar africada sorda; /ts'/: oclusiva dento-alveolar sorda glotalizada; / ' /: oclusiva glotal; /y/: semiconsonante palatal sonora; /w/: semiconsonante labiovelar sonora; /jl/: fricativa lateral dento-alveolar sorda y /jw/: fricativa laringea sorda labializada (vease tambien Scarpa, 2007b).
The voiceless labiovelar fricative *[chi]w lost its rounding in root final position at some point, probably as early as the Northwest Germanic stage, and appeared in Old English as h or was eventually dropped.
With respect to the appearance of /h/ before glides in American English, many speakers no longer have the /hw/ sequence in words like what and where (and even for those that do, it is unclear as to whether it should be analyzed as a sequence or a single sound, namely as a voiceless labiovelar glide).