semi-consonant


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semi-consonant

[ˈsemɪˈkɒnsənənt] Nsemiconsonante f
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In Italian <aiuto>, [a] and [u] are syllabic nuclei of successive syllables, and [j] is a semi-consonant in onset (sometimes called the on-glide in a rising diphthong).
In the last stage, a fronting effect on the diphthong must be ascribed to a semi-consonant /j/.
whether the glide is a semi-vowel (semi-V) or a semi-consonant (semi-C).
Furthermore, this 't' inter-plays with other plosives, with the glottal stop and with the semi-consonant 'w' in ways that the classical language has formalized in theme VIII - as in iddakhara 'to store' from dh-kh-r, ittaqa 'he guarded himself' from w-q-y, etc.
2006) describe what they refer to as semi-consonants ([semiconsonantacion]) used to substitute for rhotics in child Peruvian Spanish; specifically, they report that instead of the trill and the tap, children normally produce either /j/ or /j^/.