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Approximant consonant

Index Approximant consonant

Approximants are speech sounds that involve the articulators approaching each other but not narrowly enough nor with enough articulatory precision to create turbulent airflow. [1]

72 relations: Alveolar and postalveolar approximants, Back vowel, Badaga language, Boaz, Central vowel, Creaky-voiced glottal approximant, Dental, alveolar and postalveolar lateral approximants, Diacritic, Dutch language, Edo language, Formant, Fricative consonant, Front vowel, Germanic languages, Iaai language, Index of phonetics articles, Indo-European ablaut, Italian language, Labialized palatal approximant, Labiodental approximant, Lateral consonant, Maoism, Mapuche language, Nasal consonant, Nasal labialized velar approximant, Nasal palatal approximant, Nasal vowel, Nepali language, Palatal approximant, Palatal consonant, Palatal lateral approximant, Peter Ladefoged, Phonation, Phone (phonetics), Portuguese language, Postalveolar consonant, R-colored vowel, Retroflex approximant, Retroflex lateral approximant, Rhotic consonant, Roundedness, Rwanda, Semivowel, Sievers's law, Spanish language, Speech organ, Standard Tibetan, Syllable, Ukrainian language, Uvular lateral approximant, ..., Velar consonant, Voiced bilabial fricative, Voiced dental fricative, Voiced glottal fricative, Voiced labio-velar approximant, Voiced pharyngeal fricative, Voiced uvular fricative, Voiced velar approximant, Voiced velar lateral approximant, Voiceless alveolar and postalveolar approximants, Voiceless dental, alveolar and postalveolar lateral approximants, Voiceless glottal fricative, Voiceless labialized palatal approximant, Voiceless labialized velar approximant, Voiceless labiodental approximant, Voiceless nasal glottal approximant, Voiceless palatal approximant, Voiceless palatal lateral approximant, Voiceless velar approximant, Voiceless velar lateral approximant, Vowel, Welsh phonology. Expand index (22 more) »

Alveolar and postalveolar approximants

The alveolar approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages.

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Back vowel

A back vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in spoken languages.

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Badaga language

Badaga is a southern Dravidian language spoken by approximately 135,000 people in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu.

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Boaz

Boaz (Modern Hebrew: בועז Bốʿaz; Massoretical Hebrew: בֹּ֫עַז Bṓʿaz) is a biblical figure appearing in the Book of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible and in the genealogies of Jesus in the New Testament and also the name of a pillar in the portico of the historic Temple in Jerusalem.

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Central vowel

A central vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.

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Creaky-voiced glottal approximant

The creaky-voiced glottal approximant is a consonant sound in some languages.

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Dental, alveolar and postalveolar lateral approximants

The alveolar lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages.

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Diacritic

A diacritic – also diacritical mark, diacritical point, diacritical sign, or an accent – is a glyph added to a letter, or basic glyph.

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Dutch language

The Dutch language is a West Germanic language, spoken by around 23 million people as a first language (including the population of the Netherlands where it is the official language, and about sixty percent of Belgium where it is one of the three official languages) and by another 5 million as a second language.

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Edo language

Edo (with diacritics, Ẹ̀dó; also called Bini (Benin)) is a Volta–Niger language spoken primarily in Edo State, Nigeria.

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Formant

A formant, as defined by James Jeans, is a harmonic of a note that is augmented by a resonance.

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Fricative consonant

Fricatives are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together.

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Front vowel

A front vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages, its defining characteristic being that the highest point of the tongue is positioned relatively in front in the mouth without creating a constriction that would make it a consonant.

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Germanic languages

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Southern Africa.

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Iaai language

Iaai (Iaai pronunciation) is a language of Ouvéa Island (New Caledonia).

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Index of phonetics articles

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Indo-European ablaut

In linguistics, the Indo-European ablaut (pronounced) is a system of apophony (regular vowel variations) in the Proto-Indo-European language.

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Italian language

Italian (or lingua italiana) is a Romance language.

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Labialized palatal approximant

The labialized palatal approximant, also called the labial–palatal or labio-palatal approximant, is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Labiodental approximant

The labiodental approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Lateral consonant

A lateral is an l-like consonant in which the airstream proceeds along the sides of the tongue, but it is blocked by the tongue from going through the middle of the mouth.

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Maoism

Maoism, known in China as Mao Zedong Thought, is a political theory derived from the teachings of the Chinese political leader Mao Zedong, whose followers are known as Maoists.

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Mapuche language

Mapuche or Mapudungun (from mapu 'land' and dungun 'speak, speech') is a language isolate spoken in south-central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche people (from mapu 'land' and che 'people').

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Nasal consonant

In phonetics, a nasal, also called a nasal occlusive, nasal stop in contrast with a nasal fricative, or nasal continuant, is an occlusive consonant produced with a lowered velum, allowing air to escape freely through the nose.

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Nasal labialized velar approximant

The nasal labio-velar approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some languages.

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Nasal palatal approximant

The nasal palatal approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some oral languages.

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Nasal vowel

A nasal vowel is a vowel that is produced with a lowering of the velum so that air escapes both through the nose as well as the mouth, such as the French vowel.

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Nepali language

Nepali known by endonym Khas-kura (खस कुरा) is an Indo-Aryan language of the sub-branch of Eastern Pahari.

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Palatal approximant

The voiced palatal approximant is a type of consonant used in many spoken languages.

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Palatal consonant

Palatal consonants are consonants articulated with the body of the tongue raised against the hard palate (the middle part of the roof of the mouth).

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Palatal lateral approximant

The palatal lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages.

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Peter Ladefoged

Peter Nielsen Ladefoged (17 September 1925 – 24 January 2006) was a British linguist and phonetician who travelled the world to document the distinct sounds of endangered languages and pioneered ways to collect and study data.

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Phonation

The term phonation has slightly different meanings depending on the subfield of phonetics.

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Phone (phonetics)

In phonetics and linguistics, a phone is any distinct speech sound or gesture, regardless of whether the exact sound is critical to the meanings of words.

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Portuguese language

Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century.

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Postalveolar consonant

Postalveolar consonants (sometimes spelled post-alveolar) are consonants articulated with the tongue near or touching the back of the alveolar ridge, farther back in the mouth than the alveolar consonants, which are at the ridge itself but not as far back as the hard palate, the place of articulation for palatal consonants.

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R-colored vowel

In phonetics, an r-colored or rhotic vowel (also called a retroflex vowel, vocalic r, or a rhotacized vowel) is a vowel that is modified in a way that results in a lowering in frequency of the third formant.

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Retroflex approximant

The retroflex approximant is a type of consonant used in some languages.

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Retroflex lateral approximant

The retroflex lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages.

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Rhotic consonant

In phonetics, rhotic consonants, or "R-like" sounds, are liquid consonants that are traditionally represented orthographically by symbols derived from the Greek letter rho, including r in the Latin script and p in the Cyrillic script.

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Roundedness

In phonetics, vowel roundedness refers to the amount of rounding in the lips during the articulation of a vowel.

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Rwanda

Rwanda (U Rwanda), officially the Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y'u Rwanda; République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

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Semivowel

In phonetics and phonology, a semivowel or glide, also known as a non-syllabic vocoid, is a sound that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary, rather than as the nucleus of a syllable.

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Sievers's law

Sievers's law in Indo-European linguistics accounts for the pronunciation of a consonant cluster with a glide before a vowel as it was affected by the phonetics of the preceding syllable.

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Spanish language

Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.

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Speech organ

Speech organs or articulators, produce the sounds of language.

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Standard Tibetan

Standard Tibetan is the most widely spoken form of the Tibetic languages.

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Syllable

A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds.

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Ukrainian language

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Uvular lateral approximant

The uvular lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages.

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Velar consonant

Velars are consonants articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth (known also as the velum).

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Voiced bilabial fricative

The voiced bilabial fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Voiced dental fricative

The voiced dental fricative is a consonant sound used in some spoken languages.

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Voiced glottal fricative

The breathy-voiced glottal transition, commonly called a voiced glottal fricative, is a type of sound used in some spoken languages which patterns like a fricative or approximant consonant phonologically, but often lacks the usual phonetic characteristics of a consonant.

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Voiced labio-velar approximant

The voiced labio-velar approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in certain spoken languages, including English.

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Voiced pharyngeal fricative

The voiced pharyngeal approximant or fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Voiced uvular fricative

The voiced uvular fricative or approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Voiced velar approximant

The voiced velar approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Voiced velar lateral approximant

The voiced velar lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in a very small number of spoken languages in the world.

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Voiceless alveolar and postalveolar approximants

The voiceless alveolar approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Voiceless dental, alveolar and postalveolar lateral approximants

Features of the voiceless alveolar lateral approximant.

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Voiceless glottal fricative

The voiceless glottal fricative, sometimes called voiceless glottal transition, and sometimes called the aspirate, is a type of sound used in some spoken languages that patterns like a fricative or approximant consonant phonologically, but often lacks the usual phonetic characteristics of a consonant.

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Voiceless labialized palatal approximant

The voiceless labialized palatal approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in a few spoken languages.

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Voiceless labialized velar approximant

The voiceless labialized velar (labiovelar) approximant (traditionally called a voiceless labiovelar fricative) is a type of consonantal sound, used in spoken languages.

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Voiceless labiodental approximant

The voiceless labiodental approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages.

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Voiceless nasal glottal approximant

The voiceless nasal glottal fricative is a type of consonantal sound, a nasal approximant, used in some oral languages.

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Voiceless palatal approximant

The voiceless palatal approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in a few spoken languages.

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Voiceless palatal lateral approximant

The voiceless palatal lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound used in some spoken languages.

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Voiceless velar approximant

The voiceless velar approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages.

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Voiceless velar lateral approximant

The voiceless velar lateral approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in a very small number of spoken languages in the world.

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Vowel

A vowel is one of the two principal classes of speech sound, the other being a consonant.

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Welsh phonology

The phonology of Welsh is characterised by a number of sounds that do not occur in English and are rare in European languages, such as the voiceless alveolar lateral fricative and several voiceless sonorants (nasals and liquids), some of which result from consonant mutation.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Approximant_consonant

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