from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the articulation of speech.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to
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- adjective of or relating to articulation
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Kimura (1992) reports that higher levels of articulatory and motor ability have been associated in women with higher levels of oestrogen during the menstrual cycle (p. 84).
In certain cases of intrusive R such as “Asiar and Africa” there is a need for _some_ articulatory gesture to mark the word boundary between the schwas of “Asia” and “and”.
The articulatory connection is clear — what is less so is why should clusters such as *[kt] and *[tk] remain.
Tropylium: "The articulatory connection is clear — what is less so is why should clusters such as *[kt] and *[tk] remain."
Jenkins 2002 maintains that starting holistically from voice quality and then moving to work on segmentals imply that the learner is pushed to adapt and use the target language articulatory settings with their articulators still geared towards the pronunciation of the sounds of his/her mother tongue.
This is clear as well once we take note of the articulatory position of the schwa before deletion.
In this scenario, the first stop resists change in order to avoid excess breathiness and articulatory effort in this syllable.
"Easier" in the sense that velar obstruents have the articulatory feature [+high] or at least [-low], which is shared by non-low vowels.
Now a glottalized aspirated stop does not make much sense, and may even be impossible from an articulatory point of view.
Glottalic Theory and my "Hybrid Theory" position already establish ejectives as the original phoneme for pretty much the same articulatory reason, putting aside which stage of PIE or Pre-IE had ejectives for the moment.