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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing').

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  • But we'd expect to see velar fricatives around too then right?
  • I assume that you got the IE labio-velar from the combination of q+w.
  • But a Spanish J is not the equivalent of a Y, it is a velar fricative.
  • The other however generates a glottalic velar plus obvious labialization. for more
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