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Definition of the noun Preaspiration

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  1. [phonetics] a period of voiceless breathing that precedes some consonants in some languages -- a sort of mirror-image of aspiration


Preaspiration: In phonetics, preaspiration is a period of voicelessness or aspiration preceding the closure of a voiceless obstruent, basically equivalent to an -like sound preceding the obstruent. In other words, when an obstruent is preaspirated, the glottis is opened for some time before the obstruent closure. To mark preaspiration using the International Phonetic Alphabet, the diacritic for regular aspiration, ⟨⟩, can be placed before the preaspirated consonant. However, Ladefoged and Maddieson prefer to use a simple cluster notation, e.g. ⟨⟩ instead of ⟨⟩.

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Google previewGermanic Accentology (1982)

by Anatoly Liberman

the latter reflects the view that preaspiration is a vowel's offset and postaspiration its onset. Valtyr Gudmundsson ...

Google previewMathematical Linguistics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Preaspiration: In phonetics, preaspiration is a period of voicelessness or aspiration preceding the closure of a ...

Google previewKoasati Grammar (1991)

by Bel Abbey

Preaspiration is a more dubious change than the previous one. All the examples noted (see below) have h as the closing consonant of the antepenultimate syllable; therefore this change may just be another form of the ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics (2012)

by José Ignacio Hualde, Antxon Olarrea, Erin O'Rourke

the phonetic manifestation of preaspiration is a delay ...

Google previewMedieval Tibeto-Burman Languages IV (2012)

Consequently, the Burmese introduced a special symbol which was added to the corresponding resonants to reflect preaspiration. Postaspiration is reconstructed as far back as the proto-language, while preaspiration is a comparatively new ...

Google previewChin Writers' Handbook

Preaspiration The consonants m, n, ng, l, and r may be preaspirated and are written by placing an “h” before the m, n, ng, l, or r. Preaspiration means putting a puff of air released from the back of the throat just before pronouncing the m, n, ng, l, ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics (2017)

by Raymond Hickey

Preaspiration is a rare phonetic feature crosslinguistically, occurring in only 4/451 languages of UPSID, and is typically an allophonic variant of postaspiration in voiceless stops.26 It is even rarer as a contrastive feature of oral stops, with ...

Google previewCrossing Phonetics-Phonology Lines (2014)

by Eugeniusz Cyran, Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska

The embarrassing exception In the preceding section, we saw that Southern Saami preaspiration is a realization of stress. However, it must be noted that the presence of an additional segment is not systematically attested after a primarily ...

Google previewDictionary of the Prague School of Linguistics (2003)

by Josef Vachek

see instrumental case - its basic function correlation of preaspiration ...

Google previewComparative Austronesian Dictionary (1995)

An Introduction to Austronesian Studies by Darrell T. Tryon

There is slight preaspiration and aspiration intervocalically, particularly with apical /t/ and dorsal /k/. Apical /d/ is dental, implosive /tf/ is retroflexed,1.

Google previewA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology (2004)

by R.L. Trask

preaspiration /priːæspı'reıʃn̩/ n.

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

before (= preaspiration) or after (= postaspira- tion) the formation of a (usually voiceless) stop or fricative, due to the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

On the phonology of Icelandic preaspiration. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 1.3–54. Van der Hulst, Harry, and Norval Smith.

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