Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing, marked by, or consisting of vowels.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or having the nature of a vowel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to, consisting of, or resembling vowel sounds; containing many vowels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to vowel sounds; consisting of the vowel sounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Used as a vowel, as opposed to consonantal, especially in Latin. (vocalic y)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or associated with or containing a vowel
  • adjective being or containing or characterized by vowels

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Examples

  • Compared to Tennyson, her inestimably more modest but equally self-elemented textual incrementation of historical destiny at the close of Middlemarch begins in the imagination of other secular ordeals presenting (and notice the vocalic escalation) a

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Clever, however only I-QA-*118 (HT44) ~ QA-*118 (KH 10) and I-DA-MA-TE (AR Zf1) ~ DA-MA-TE (KY Za 2) are available as evidence for this vocalic utterance, only significant if we assume that the two items of each pair have identical meaning.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Clever, however only I-QA-*118 (HT44) ~ QA-*118 (KH 10) and I-DA-MA-TE (AR Zf1) ~ DA-MA-TE (KY Za 2) are available as evidence for this vocalic utterance, only significant if we assume that the two items of each pair have identical meaning.

    Aegean phonotactics against word-initial /j/

  • Well – guess what it ends up sounding like…a guy from Sheffield England, imitating DeNiro in some scenes, remembering what his accent coach told him about Baltimore-speak in others e.g. “hours” as [æriz], and generally adding and dropping the post-vocalic [r] sound willy-nilly.

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » GIMME SOME CAW-FEE!

  • A quick and easy example of this is Bhadriraju Krishnamurti's use of laryngeals in the 1st and second pronouns *yān 'I' and *nīn 'you' or in his view, *yaHn and *niHn1 to account for lengthening in the nominative which opposes oblique stems *yan- and *nin- lacking added vocalic length.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • A quick and easy example of this is Bhadriraju Krishnamurti's use of laryngeals in the 1st and second pronouns *yān 'I' and *nīn 'you' or in his view, *yaHn and *niHn1 to account for lengthening in the nominative which opposes oblique stems *yan- and *nin- lacking added vocalic length.

    Laryngeal overdose in the Indo-European second person

  • There's no direct evidence for vocalic length nor is it even represented in Linear B.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • 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

  • What I mean by "abuse" is when people, unsatisfied with a protolanguage proven to contain seemingly exotic laryngeals with accompanying vocalic effects, decide to add laryngeals to every stem to account for all long vowels, whether it can be justified or not, and end up succeeding only in muddling the whole grammatical system in the process, obscuring the very thing they attempt to clarify.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Why don't non-Narten stems outnumber Narten ones which have marked vocalic length?

    Where do Narten presents come from?

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