velarization
noun Date: 1915 1. the quality or state of being velarized 2. an act or instance of velarizing

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  • Velarization — is a secondary articulation of consonants by which the back of the tongue is raised toward the velum during the articulation of the consonant. In the International Phonetic Alphabet, velarization is transcribed by one of three diacritics: #A… …   Wikipedia

  • velarization — See velarize. * * * ▪ phonetics       in phonetics, secondary articulation in the pronunciation of consonants, in which the tongue is drawn far up and back in the mouth (toward the velum, or soft palate), as if to pronounce a back vowel such as o …   Universalium

  • velarization — noun The act or process of velarizing …   Wiktionary

  • velarization — ve·lar·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • velarization — ˌvēlərə̇ˈzāshən, ˌrīˈ noun ( s) : the act of velarizing …   Useful english dictionary

  • velarize — velarization, n. /vee leuh ruyz /, v.t., velarized, velarizing. Phonet. to pronounce with velar articulation. Also, esp. Brit., velarise. [1930 35; VELAR + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Velarized alveolar lateral approximant — ɫ Image …   Wikipedia

  • Sesotho phonology — Notes: *All examples marked with ‡ are included in the audio samples. If a table caption is marked then all Sesotho examples in that table are included in the audio samples. *The orthography used in this and related articles is that of South… …   Wikipedia

  • Tilde — For the baseball player known as the Big Tilde, see Magglio Ordóñez.  ◌̃ Tilde Punctuation …   Wikipedia

  • Pharyngealization — is a secondary articulation of consonants or vowels by which the pharynx or epiglottis is constricted during the articulation of the sound. In the International Phonetic Alphabet, pharyngealization can be indicated by one of two methods: #A tilde …   Wikipedia

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