Sibilant Sentence Examples
In Latin there is no evidence for the interchange of c with a sibilant earlier than the 6th century A.D.
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.
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.
In other dialects, however, it had been palatalized to a sibilant before i-sounds some time before the Christian era; e.g.
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.Advertisement
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.
Between N and 0 the Phoenician and the Ionic Greek alphabet have a sibilant - in Greek = x.
Lisping is a speech disorder characterized by the inability to correctly pronounce the sounds of s or z, known as the sibilant consonants.
Sibilant production may be interfered with in a number of other ways as well.
Again in the utter silence I heard that thin, sibilant note which spoke of intense suppressed excitement.Advertisement
A lisp is a functional speech disorder that involves the inability to correctly pronounce one or more sibilant consonant sounds, usually s or z.
Her voice was soft and slightly sibilant and she gave the impression that if you poked her tummy she would squeak.
Light bled from around its edges and harsh sibilant voices could be heard within.
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.