How to use Spirant in a sentence
This change is called the " spirant mutation."
When the lips are not tightly closed the sound produced is not a stop, but a spirant like the English w.
In Late Latin there was a tendency to this spirant pronunciation which appears as early as the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.; by the 3rd century b and consonantal u are inextricably confused.
V is therefore a voiced labio-dental spirant, the breath escaping through a very narrow slit between the lower lip and the upper teeth.
In modern Greek the ancient b (d) has become the voiced spirant (8), though it is still written b.Advertisement
He thinks that the guttural element in E was a spirant, and therefore different from X, which is an aspirate.
The sign x was kept in the western group for the guttural spirant in E, which was written X*; but, as this spirant occurred nowhere else, the combination was often abbreviated, and X was used for X precisely as in the Italic alphabets we shall find that F =f develops out of a combination FH.
Thus F came to be the representative of the unvoiced labiodental spirant instead of that for the bilabial voiced spirant.
Latin D; while the symbol for the voiced spirant o is doubled, it is difficult to believe that the symbol for the spirant g, viz.
The spirant mutation occurs after a, " and," " with," ei, " her "; thus a phen, " and a head," ei phen, " her head."Advertisement
A series of consonants often disappear in the spirant; thus Old Persian or Zend.
The Hebrew and probably the Phoenician name for 0 was Ain (Ayin), and in the Semitic alphabet, which does not indicate vowels, the symbol stood for a "voiced glottal stop" and also for a "voiced velar spirant" (Zimmern).
The tenuis becomes a spirant also after r or 1, as in corff from corpus, and Elfin from Alpinus; but It gives llt or ll.
There is no guttural spirant,j, but, according to circumstances, y or x (C); thus Lat.
One of the most notable differences between normal Portugiiese and Gahician is the substitution of the surd spirant in place of the sonant spirant for the Lat.Advertisement