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Simultaneously labial and velar, as (kw) in quick.
A labiovelar sound.


(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


(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.


A. ADJlabiovelar
B. Nlabiovelar f
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represent the reflex of an Indo-European labiovelar or pure velar, belonging most probably to either the voiceless or voiced unaspirate series (hence, IE *, *[k.
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.
When the voiced labiovelar fricative [v], produced by medial voicing, merged with *[[beta]] (as [v]), a new phonemic contrast arose, namely /f/ vs.
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).
3) The Lydian letter + has been interpreted as either a bilabial stop /p/ or a labiovelar /[k.
Just as in the case of other Germanic dialects, the traces left in Old English evince undeniably the application of the rule only in the case of palatal glide (i/i), not even the labiovelar one (u/u).
In fact Sievers' rule assumed parallel alternation for both semivowel phonemes: palatal /j/ and labiovelar /w/; the latter however seems less relevant to Germanic which preserves essentially no traces of its alternation.
134): Hittite kuiski cannot go directly with Latin quisque without explaining the absence of the labiovelar in the second syllable.
if there is a connection, the apparent labiovelar (note the Mycenacan q-sign) might conceivably come from something like * (a)sku-V-.
I assume that in the Qieyun it was a labiovelar glide, w, which only occurred before the high vowels -i- and -u- and which was lost before the resulting -i- or -y- (Pulleyblank 1984: 164-67).
Linguists have been able accurately to predict the existence of undocumented aspects of archaic languages (like certain labiovelars in Mycenaean Greek) prior to their discovery in ancient inscriptions (Bynon 1977: 72).
I agree with the author that the labiovelars are phonemic and did not necessarily develop "from plain velar consonants in the presence of rounded vowels o, u.