Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of plosive.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This may be interesting for readers who put great faith in extrapolating from coincidence, but others interested in science may be tempted to utter a few choice plosives of their own.

    A Sound Check For the Ages

  • Names are meaningless, plosives and breath, but those who liked the slope of her waist often made much of hers, which denoted purity, clarity — as though it had any more in the way of depth than others.

    How To Kill My Interest as a Reader

  • "Voiced plosives," we're told, "are like rigid, elastic hits, and unvoiced plosives like nonrigid, inelastic hits."

    A Sound Check For the Ages

  • Names are meaningless, plosives and breath, but those who liked the slope of her waist often made much of hers, which denoted purity, clarity — as though it had any more in the way of depth than others.

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  • To call this process 'dissimilation' requires you to first describe in scientific terms what the originally common feature might have been between dental plosives and high vowels, otherwise it cannot be classified as dissimilatory in nature.

    Japanese dialect mirrors suspected PIE development of sibilantization between two dental stops

  • A sensible compromise is obvious: TO and TU might be automatically lenited in similar fashion to the development of Japanese dental affricates from their respective plosives neighbouring a +back vowel.

    Linear A treatment of consonant clusters

  • So I was looking on the internet for something else, and as it often happens, I came across something unrelated to what I was looking for but which nonetheless had value for another problem that I pondered on several moons ago, the origin of the intervening PIE sibilant in a sequence of adjacent dental plosives *-TT- eg. *h₁ḗdti [ʔé:d̰ˢtʰi] 'he eats'[1].

    Japanese dialect mirrors suspected PIE development of sibilantization between two dental stops

  • Read also Paleoglot: A new value for Minoan 'd' where I explain why Minoan had no voiced plosives and that 'd' is instead an affricate or fricative based on phonological grounds.

    A Pre-Greek name for Odysseus

  • Frisian has an almost complete set of guttural/velar, dental/alveolar, labial/labiodental consonants voiced and unvoiced plosives, voiced and unvoiced fricatives, nasals and half-vocals, an s, sh, r and l.

    The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone

  • If we actually explore the effects on a schwa sandwiched between two dental plosives using our very own tongue, we should notice that the schwa gains height as we shorten its duration between the stops ie. the vowel becomes increasingly closed, synonymous with vocalic height.

    Japanese dialect mirrors suspected PIE development of sibilantization between two dental stops

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