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vo·cal·ic

 (vō-kăl′ĭk)
adj.
1. Containing, marked by, or consisting of vowels.
2. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a vowel.

vo·cal′i·cal·ly adv.

vocalic

(vəʊˈkælɪk)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics of, relating to, or containing a vowel or vowels

vo•cal•ic

(voʊˈkæl ɪk)

adj.
1. of or resembling a vowel.
2. consisting of or containing vowels.
[1805–15]
vo•cal′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vocalic - being or containing or characterized by vowels; "vocalic sounds"; "the Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic"- Walter Scott
consonantal - being or marked by or containing or functioning as a consonant; "consonantal sounds"; "a consonantal Hebrew text"; "consonantal alliteration"; "a consonantal cluster"
2.vocalic - relating to or associated with or containing a vowel; "vocalic segments"; "the vocalic ablaut"

vocalic

adjective
Characterized by, containing, or functioning as a vowel or vowels:
Translations

vocalic

[vəʊˈkælɪk] ADJvocálico

vocalic

adjvokalisch

vocalic

[vəʊˈkælɪk] adjvocalico/a
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That said, the general aim of the article is to take a new look at Old English zero derivation and alternations in terms of (i) an overview of zero derivation in Old English, (ii) a description of the vocalic alternations that relate zero derived nouns, adjectives and weak verbs to their bases of derivation and (iii) an account of the significance of alternations in the wider context of the evolution of the lexicon of English.
But in Nuer this goes well beyond such vocalic alternations, and takes advantage of a rich system of prosodic features such as length, tone, and phonation type (breathy voice versus creaky voice).
McCarthy 1981: 399) in which the vocalic pattern of the transitive verb changes in one of two ways: If it is perfective like kataba 'wrote', it changes into kutiba 'written', i.e., a a [right arrow] u i, if it is imperfective like yaktibu 'write(s)', it changes intoyuktabu 'written', i.e., a i [right arrow] u a.
It should be included in the singing of a vocalic /r/ on long notes (see Table 2).
This vocalic feature has led some linguists to propose a vocalic system comprised of ten or eight vowels (Alvar 1955, Alarcos Llorach 1958).
Jenkins (2000: 144) argues that the significant variability in the vocalic inventories of different dialects of English accounts for the decision to disregard accurate vowel quality in ELF since speakers are used to this variability and slight alterations will not contribute to unintelligibility.
This book contains clinical resources for the evaluation and treatment of late-acquired sounds, for those working with individuals whose speech contains errors affecting the last eight English consonants acquired by first language learners, and among those most likely to be challenging to second language learners, as well as the vocalic [r].
Twenty English-speaking participants (potentially more by the time the paper is presented) divided into three proficiency levels completed a syllabification task for a set of Spanish words, half cognates and half non-cognates, the purpose being to collect their intuitions about vocalic sequences that native speakers judge as diphthongs.
This model can be partially extracted from the text; for example, long Estonian monophthongs are rather treated as long phonemes than as vocalic sequences (see pp.
Titled "Evidence of a Vocalic Proto-System in the Baboon (Papio papio) Suggests Pre-Hominin Speech Precursors," (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169321) the study by Louis-Jean BoAaAaAeA{ and colleagues from Grenoble Alpes Universit France, looks at the links between speech patterns of humans and other non-human primates.
However, this study observes a significant correlation between a particular stressed vowel (/e/) and perception of sexual orientation in Puerto Rican Spanish, and it can be a relevant socioindexical cue in Spanish varieties, against the idea from traditional analyses that Spanish vocalic system is more uniform than the consonantal one.
It should also be highlighted here, in accordance with Wetzels (2007), that quantity-based vocalic oppositions are not the sole evidence of syllable weight effectiveness in the phonology of any language, contrarily to what could be inferred from a quicker interpretation of McCarthy and Prince (1995).