- See velarize.
* * *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 or u. Velarization is not phonemic in English, although for most English speakers the l in “feel” is velarized, but the l in “leaf” is not. It is distinctive in some languages (e.g., Arabic). Velarized consonants may be distinguished from velar consonants, in which the primary articulation involves the back of the tongue and the velum; in velarized consonants there must always be some other primary articulation.
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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 — noun Date: 1915 1. the quality or state of being velarized 2. an act or instance of velarizing … New Collegiate Dictionary
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
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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