American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Designating a consonant or consonantal sound directly following a vowel.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a form of linguistic element, such as a suffix or word, that occurs only after vowels.
“Most strikingly, 'postvocalic' '' 'r' '', that is to say '' 'r' '' after a vowel and in the same syllable, is silent in British English”
“Most strikingly, 'postvocalic' '' 'r' '', that is to say '' 'r' '' after a vowel and in the same syllable, is silent in British English and marks at ense vowel, e.g. '' 'càrd' '' versus '' 'cád' '',”
“Now, the commander's name was Haviland, and Jenks's spelling Haverland tells me that his dialect was non-rhotic did not pronounce postvocalic r.”
“Here we have a postvocalic /b/ that is not lenited.”
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