from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring between vowels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Existing or occurring between vowels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated between vowels; immediately preceded and followed by vowel sounds
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Between vowels.
Note 92: Here, as in cases previously noted, the presence of intervocalic * d, as in the prior * - dele, * - dara, and * - bobod - examples, is diagnostic of a loanword because these * d are not a regular Ruvu outcomes. back
Thus the final two syllables still have the same duration as before and vocalic length merely transfers to the previous intervocalic consonant.
My discovery of all this prompted by Janhunen's suggestion that intervocalic *k followed by *i would yield *x has forced me to reconsider much of my earlier work on Indo-Uralic.
Obviously it can't be everything, so only intervocalic consonants before an elided final vowel?
One Cantonese and two Mandarin ESL learners produced r/l sounds in minimally contrastive English words in simple and complex onset, coda, and intervocalic positions.
The voicing of intervocalic S is a different problem.
This threw me off for a bit, however there is no way to explain the unmotivated change of intervocalic z to ś or vice versa.
In any case the compound seems to be later than OE in which all intervocalic or spirants were voiced.
I've often heard it pronounced "mani-GOTT," with dialectal intervocalic voicing.
Sounds like proper Ringlish if you'll excuse an exaggerated intervocalic rhotacism.
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