American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Articulated with relatively strong pressure of the airstream below the glottis, as in English (p) and (t) compared with (b) and (d).
- n. A fortis consonant.
- Latin fortis ("strong"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, strong; see fort. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The perfumer uses liq.amm. fortis, that is, strong liquid ammonia, and the sesqui-carbonate of ammonia, for preparing the various "salts" that he sells.”
“In word-final position, it has been noted that there is a tendency of neutralization of stop contrasts, favouring aspiration a.k.a. "fortis".”
“The colon sign ":" is to mark a 'fortis' stop, without imposing exact phonetics.”
“Jan 05 2008 Egad, I stated "PIE itself did not have ejectives but only aspirated, semi-voiced 'fortis' stops" and I of course meant unaspirated fortis stops.”
“2 Here, I use "colon" as a casual marker for 'fortis' stops.”
“Medieval alchemists classified nitric acid and some mixtures of hydrochloric acid as aqua fortis (strong water) and aqua regia (royal water) because they were such good solvents.”
“To which the celebrants answers, Dominus fortis et potens.”
“At the end of each Improperium is sung the "Trisagion", Sanctus Deus, Sanctus fortis, Sanctus Immortalis, miserere nobis, by one choir in Greek and by another in Latin.”
“Peter Grant says the rate of interbreeding between G. fortis and G. scandens occurs between less than 5% of the total # of breeding pairs Grant, 1994, Evol.”
“At XYZ Plastics, I found a supplier in New Zealand to build a custom crammel fortis forusthat now makes up 25% of sales and 38% of net profits," I said.”
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