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English

spirant

Fr    spirante

nS

Synonym(s): fricative1

Type of: consonant1

Related term(s): approximant, continuant2, restriction of the air passage

Domain: Phonology

Source(s): Crystal 2003: 189; Dineen 1967: 25 (spirant consonant); ELL: 5173; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 90; Lyons 1971: 104; Mackay 1989: 225; Martinet 1964[trans.]: 49; Matthews 1997: 350; Nash 1968: 226 (spirant consonant); Onishi 1981: 562; Pei & Gaynor 1954: 202-203; Richards etal. 1992: 148, 348; Saussure 1959[trans.]: 46; Trask 1996: 331


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spirant
  spirantization
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