English to Portuguese Meaning :: spirant

Spirant :
consoante contínua
- consoante contínua
 
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Noun(1) a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
Adjective(1) of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'

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(1) There are three types of mutations, the nasal mutation, the spirant mutation and lenition.(2) Despite this assertion I do not believe the spirant pronunciation is obvious at all.(3) When at the beginning of a word it will be a stop, otherwise it will be a spirant .(4) The exception to this rule is the preposition a from Latin ` ad ’, where the final d became assimilated in sound with the consonant following it, and then the cluster underwent spirant mutation.(5) All the Welsh grammars say Welsh has 3 types of mutation - soft, nasal and spirant , and 9 consonants that are mutable.(6) The English example provided in the Collegiate is the ‘ch’ in ‘choose’ being a combination of the ‘explosive’ ‘t’ and the spirant ‘sh.’(7) When we extend our analysis to Western and Southern Numic, we are forced to conclude that in no Numic language have the taps ever belonged to a series of spirants .(8) A subtle feature of Japanese allophonic variation is that spirantization of certain affricates occurring word-internally.(9) For example, we hold that a language where consonants spirantize in Codas and in the Strong position, but not intervocalically, is not human.(10) Since there is no voiced bilabial fricative in English, when you spirantize a [b] in English you often get [v].(11) This paper presents the results of a first acoustic phonetic investigation into voiceless spirantization in the variety of Tuscan Italian spoken in Siena.(12) This study addresses whether or not intervocalic nasal consonants in Spanish undergo spirantization in aerodynamic terms.(13) The first question concerns the nature of this spirantization : do the triggers (vowel, glide, plosive) form a natural class?(14) The constraint which forces spirantization also predicts the distribution of released and unreleased stops.(15) The inspiration for the setup was the Greek Consonant Shift, where voiced and voiceless-aspirated stops spirantized but voiceless unaspirated stops remained unchanged.(16) As a result, the endings are spirantized since they now follow directly on a vowel sound.
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Noun
1. fricative ::
fricativo
Adjective
2. strident ::
estridente
3. continuant ::
continuant
4. sibilant ::
sibilante
5. fricative ::
fricativo
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