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- n. A fricative corresponding to a hushing sound. An example of a shibilant is described by the IPA symbol "esh" (ʃ).
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Similarly, s the shibilant occurs word initially only before u.
Once it appears in the ambiguous reading kru(v)s (it can be a sibilant or a shibilant).
I think we can get rid of the shibilant as a phoneme.