How to use Sibilant in a sentence

sibilant
  • In Latin there is no evidence for the interchange of c with a sibilant earlier than the 6th century A.D.

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  • In the middle of words when t precedes a palatal sound like i (y) which is not syllabic, it coalesces with it into the sound of sh as in position, nation, &c. The change to a sibilant in these cases took place in late Latin, but in Middle English the i following the t was still pronounced as a separate syllable.

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  • In the Phoenician alphabet a sibilant Zade (Tzaddi) stands between q and p. Hence Q is the nineteenth letter in the Phoenician alphabet, the eighteenth in the Greek numerical alphabet, which alone contains it, the sixteenth (owing to the omission of 8 and E) in the Latin, and (from the addition of J) the seventeenth in the English alphabet.

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  • In other dialects, however, it had been palatalized to a sibilant before i-sounds some time before the Christian era; e.g.

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  • This demonstrates beyond a doubt the possibility of a strongly palatalized n becoming a palatal sibilant or vice versa, between which utterances there is but a very slight tongue movement.

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  • The Greek name for the sibilant (clyFca) may simply mean the hissing letter and be a derivative from vi j"co; many authorities, however, hold that it is a corruption of the Phoenician Samech.

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  • Between N and 0 the Phoenician and the Ionic Greek alphabet have a sibilant - in Greek = x.

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  • Again in the utter silence I heard that thin, sibilant note which spoke of intense suppressed excitement.

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  • A lisp is a functional speech disorder that involves the inability to correctly pronounce one or more sibilant consonant sounds, usually s or z.

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  • Lisping is a speech disorder characterized by the inability to correctly pronounce the sounds of s or z, known as the sibilant consonants.

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  • Sibilant production may be interfered with in a number of other ways as well.

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  • Her voice was soft and slightly sibilant and she gave the impression that if you poked her tummy she would squeak.

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  • Light bled from around its edges and harsh sibilant voices could be heard within.

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  • The sh sound is sometimes not even written with a sibilant, as in the pronunciation of the ci and ti of words like rhetorician and nation.

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