Top 10 similar words or synonyms for velar_uvular

palatal_velar    0.956410

post_alveolar_palatal    0.950022

nasal_plosive    0.947058

stop_voiceless_voiced    0.945892

labial_alveolar    0.945077

voiceless_voiced    0.945030

plosive_affricate    0.935705

stop_affricate_fricative    0.935557

velar_glottal    0.934236

alveolar_velar    0.933903

Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for velar_uvular

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List of Latin-script trigraphs is used in the Dene Suline language (Chipewyan) for a labialized velar/uvular .
History of the Spanish language Meanwhile, the alveopalatal fricative —the result of the merger of voiceless (spelled ⟨x⟩ in Old Spanish) with voiced (spelled with ⟨j⟩ in some words, and in others with ⟨g⟩ before ⟨e⟩ or ⟨i⟩)—was moved rearward in all dialects, becoming (depending on geographical variety) velar , uvular (in parts of Spain), or glottal (in Andalusia and parts of the Americas, especially the Caribbean region).
Haida language In Alaskan Haida, all velar, uvular, and epiglottal consonants, as well as for some speakers, have rounded variants resulting from coalescence of clusters with . Alaskan Haida also shows simplification of to when preceding an alveolar or postalveolar obstruent, and of to .
List of Latin-script digraphs is used in the Xhosa language to write the murmured glottal fricative , though this is often written "h." In the Iraqw language, "hh" is the voiceless epiglottal fricative , and in Chipewyan it is a velar/uvular . In Esperanto, it is an official surrogate of "ĥ".
Pacific Northwest languages These languages are well known for their complex phonetic systems, particularly their large number of dorsal obstruents. Tlingit, for example, has about 24 different stop consonants and fricatives in the velar, uvular, and glottal areas (as well as five different lateral obstruents). Also common are a number of other consonants that are unfamiliar to English speakers, such as pharyngeal consonants and ejectives.
Front and back A back consonant includes all consonants whose place of articulation is in the soft palate (velum) or farther back, including velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal consonants. From the perspective of primary places of articulation, this includes all of the laryngeal consonants and some of the dorsal consonants (specifically, excluding palatal consonants).
Egyptian language Phonologically, Egyptian contrasted labial, alveolar, palatal, velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal consonants in a distribution rather similar to that of Arabic. It also contrasted voiceless and emphatic consonants, as with other Afroasiatic languages, although exactly how the emphatic consonants were realized is not precisely known. Early research had assumed opposition in stops was one of voicing, but is now thought to either be one of tenuis and emphatic consonants, as in many of the Semitic languages, or one of aspirated and ejective consonants, as in many of the Cushitic languages.
Glottalic theory In his version of the glottalic theory, Hopper (1973) also proposed that the aspiration that had been assumed for the voiced stops could be accounted for by a low-level phonetic feature known to phoneticians as "breathy voice". The proposal made it possible both to establish a system in which there was only one voiced stop and, at the same time, to explain developments in later Indo-European dialects (which became Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit) that pointed to some kind of aspiration in the voiced series. Hopper also treated the traditional palatalized "vs." plain velar dichotomy as a velar-uvular contrast.
Kathlamet language All of the Chinookan languages feature what Mithun (1999) describes as “rich consonant inventor(y) typical of [languages native to] the Northwest coast” and “elaborate phonological processes”. Kathlamet contains bilabial, dental, velar, and uvular stops p, t, k, q, and lateral and palatal affricatives χ, ts, Also lateral, dental, velar, uvular, and laryngeal fricatives, ɬ, tɬ, x, h and nasal m, n. Boas (1911b) reports that Kathlamet consonant clusters are defined by their position to the word initial, medial and final and the phonemic syllable initial and final. In sequences of consonant where a continuant occurs as nucleus, consonants following the nucleus are taken to appear the separate clusters, the nucleus in none.
Click consonant The rear articulation had been thought to be velar, with a few languages contrasting a uvular place of articulation. However, recent investigations of languages with very complex click systems such as Nǁng have revealed that the supposed velaruvular contrast is actually a contrast of a simple clicks versus click–plosive airstream contours (or consonant clusters, depending on analysis). Even in languages without such a distinction, such as Xhosa, experiments have shown that when the click release is removed from a recording, the resulting sound is judged to be uvular, not velar. In related Zulu, though nasal assimilation is velar, that only indicates that the onset of the rear articulation is velar; the release is still uvular. Therefore, although not all languages have been investigated on this point, phoneticians have recently come to use the term "lingual" (made with the tongue) as being more accurate for this airstream mechanism than "velaric" (made at the velum).