semi-vowel


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semi-vowel

[ˈsemɪˈvaʊəl] Nsemivocal f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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The sound I mean may be either a vowel, a semi-vowel, or a mute.
In many languages, it behaves like a semi-vowel. Therefore, it does not qualify for onset position that demands replacement with a strong phoneme on the onset.
Makassar language is including in the semi-vowel language.
The bilabial semi-vowel/w/contrasts with the palatal semi-vowel /y/.
whether the glide is a semi-vowel (semi-V) or a semi-consonant (semi-C).
Two interesting changes in phonetic terminology introduced in this edition are the use of the term 'approximant' instead of 'glide' or 'semi-vowel', and the use of the 'open/ close' dichotomy for vowel height rather than 'high/low'.
The underlying sound may have been a semi-vowel, [w], perhaps interpreted as phonetic [[Chinese Text Omitted]] by some of the transcribers.
Type of semiocclusion Examples Sustained semiocclusion (a) singing vowels into a straw or tube (b) sustained phonation of voiced fricative consonants, such as /v/, /z/, /[??]/, /[eth]/ (c) sustained phonation of nasal consonants, such as /m/, /n/, /[??]/, or the Coffin "Standing Wave" exercise (phonating a vowel with one's hand completely over the mouth) Oscillatory semiocclusion (d) lip buzz (e) raspberry (f) rolled /r/ (g) phonating into a straw that is partially immersed under water Transitory semiocclusion (h) semi-vowels /j/ and /w/ or occlusion (i) voiced plosive consonants /b/, /g/, /d/
Column [IV.sub.a] contains the semi-vowels (H, L, R, Y) and Column [IV.sub.b], the dental consonants (D, N, T).
54-55, Burtea disputes my claim that the Mandaic script is characterized by a system of vowel letters rather than matres lectiones on the grounds that "It is enough to take a superficial look at the oldest evidence of the Mandaean literature to declare immediately that beside the scriptio plena also appears a frequently defective orthography" and "it is not true that [i and u] are only used to indicate vowels and semi-vowels ...