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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A sibilant is a type of fricative or affricate consonant, made by directing a jet of air through a narrow channel in the vocal tract towards the sharp edge of the teeth.
Sibilants are louder than their non-sibilant counterparts, and most of their acoustic energy occurs at higher frequencies than non-sibilant fricatives.
Only the alveolar and palato-alveolar sibilants are distinguished in English; the former are apical, while the latter are slightly labialized and generally called simply "postalveolar":.
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 Consonant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The word consonant comes from Latin meaning "sounding with" or "sounding together", the idea being that consonants don't sound on their own, but only occur with a nearby Vowel, which is the case in Latin.
There are a group of consonants called sonorants that sometimes act as vowels, occupying the peak of a Syllable, and sometimes act as consonants.
The Phonation method of a consonant is whether or not the Vocal cords are vibrating during articulation of a consonant.
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 Sibilant - European language
For example, apical and laminal alveolars can be specified as [s̺] vs [s̻]; a dental (or more likely denti-alveolar) sibilant as [s̪]; a palatalized alveolar as [sʲ]; and a generic postalveolar as [s̠], a transcription frequently used when none of the above apply (that is, for a laminal but non-palatalized, or "flat", postalveolar).
Only the alveolar and palato-alveolar sibilants are distinguished in English; the former are apical, while the latter are slightly labialized and generally called simply "postalveolar": [s̺ z̺] [ʃʷ̜ ʒʷ̜].
Few languages distinguish more than three series of sibilants without secondary articulation, but Ubykh has four series of plain sibilants, [s z], [ŝ ẑ ŝʷ ẑʷ], [ɕ ʑ ɕʷ ʑʷ], [ʂ ʐ], and the Chinese dialect of Qinan, in Shandong province, is said to have five.
www.indo-european.eu /wiki/index.php/Sibilant   (706 words)

 Fricative consonant at AllExperts
A particular subset of fricatives are the sibilants (sometimes referred to as stridents).
When forming a sibilant, one still is forcing air through a narrow channel, but in addition the tongue is curled lengthwise to direct the air over the edge of the teeth.
All sibilants are coronal, but may be dental, alveolar, postalveolar, or palatal (retroflex) within that range.
en.allexperts.com /e/f/fr/fricative_consonant.htm   (443 words)

 phone > sibilant+consonant
in phonetics, a fricative consonant sound, in which the tip, or blade, of the tongue is brought near the roof of the mouth and air is pushed past the tongue to make a...
A consonant, such as f or s in English, produced by the forcing of breath through a constricted...
When forming a sibilant, one still is forcing air through a narrow channel, but in addition the...
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 sibilant - definition by dict.die.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
sibilant adj : produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f'.
`s', `z', or `th' (in both `thin' and `then')) [syn: fricative, spirant] n : a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh) [syn: sibilant consonant]
sibilant.] Making a hissing sound; uttered with a hissing sound; hissing; as, s, z, sh, and zh, are sibilant elementary sounds.
dict.die.net /sibilant   (62 words)

 Russian 305: Letters and Sounds. Part 5
Most of the time, we find it hard to say more than one consonant at the very end of the word, so we add a vowel between them.
We seem to have less trouble saying a sequence of consonants at the very end of the word when one of them is a «в» (e.g.
Given vowel alternation, consonant alternation, and vowel insertion, it is not surprising that sometimes the root takes several forms in the same family of words.
russian.dmll.cornell.edu /russian.web/courses/305/letters_sounds_5.htm   (925 words)

 Lisping Information on Healthline
A lisp is a functional speech disorder that involves the inability to correctly pronounce one or more sibilant consonant sounds, usually s or z.
Sibilant production may be interfered with in a number of other ways as well.
These are all classified as lisping and include excessive pressure by the tongue against the teeth, the tongue held too far back along the midline of the palate, and a "substitute hiss" produced in the throat or larynx.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/lisping-1   (829 words)

In phonetics, a sibilant is a consonant produced by "hissing" (from the Latin verb sibilare, "to whistle").
It is a kind of linguistic catchall, but useful because sibilant sounds tend to migrate between sibilant classes when languages evolve, and not really to other classes: the Proto-Germanic verb meaning to swim has split into the English swim, with the sibilant s, and the German schwimmen, with the English sibilant sh.
English contrasts two types of sibilants; some dialects of Inuktitut use just one; the Caucasian language Ubykh makes contrast between four types of sibilant; and Rotokas, an Austronesian language, lacks sibilants altogether.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/s/si/sibilant.html   (158 words)

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The motivation for consonants to metathesize, therefore, is to increase their auditory prominence.
The constraint CV-REL, therefore, states that consonant gesture and vowel gesture must be overlapped in a complex onset.
However, when the consonant is a sibilant, consonant gesture and vowel gesture cannot overlap, since sibilant gesture takes control of the same tract variables as the vowel gesture.
www.nyu.edu /gsas/dept/lingu/events/lism01/yanagawa.doc   (419 words)

 News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The consonant gh is written as y before front vowels i and e (where it is palatalized), as w before o (where it is labialized), and as gh before a.
That is, all syllables must have a consonant onset and a vowel nucleus.
Alveolar sibilants in prefixes assimilate to post-alveolar sibilants in stems, and post-alveolar prefixal sibilants assimilate to alveolar stem sibilants.
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 Affricate consonant at AllExperts
Affricate consonants begin as stops (most often an alveolar, such as or), but release as a fricative such as or (or, in a couple of languages, into a fricative trill) rather than directly into the following vowel.
Worldwide, only a few languages have affricates in these positions, even though the corresponding stop consonants are virtually universal.
Also less common are alveolar affricates where the fricative is lateral, such as the sound found in Nahuatl and Totonac.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/af/affricate_consonant.htm   (866 words)

 Chilcotin Vowel Flattening and Sibilant Harmony:
Interestingly, though, pharyngealized consonants are found in many of the neighbouring Salish languages, and these too cause flattening of nearby vowels to some extent.
As in other languages with pharyngealized consonants, the Chilcotin flat consonants have profound effects on the quality of vowels in neighboring syllables; in fact, the pharyngealization contrast is perceived not on the sibilants themselves but on the quality of the surrounding vowels (Krauss 1975; Cook 1993).
In forms with more than one sibilant, the combined effect of SH and local S-flattening – from the point of view of the listener – was that a flat sibilant typically gave rise to flattening of all preceding vowels in the word.
www.uaf.edu /anlc/alc/2000/conference/hansson.htm   (823 words)

 Knòškè - FrathWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Front vowels (*i, *î, *e, *ê) develop a prothetic [j] and consonants are palatalized before the same vowels (though not before *y).
The consonant clusters that arose through the loss of unstressed short vowels are partly simplified through assimilation, dissimilation or loss.
Where an initial consonant is followed by a sibilant the two sounds metathesize, so that the sibilant comes to stand before the other consonant.
wiki.frath.net /Knoshke   (1556 words)

 Sibilant consonant
Only the alveolar and palato-alveolar sibilants are distinguished in English; the former are apical, while the latter are slightly labialized and generally called simply "postalveolar": [s?
Since two of these could be called 'retroflex', Ladefoged and Maddieson 1996 have resurrected the old IPA diacritic for retroflex, the underdot, for apical retroflexes, and reserve the letters
Strident vowels (also called sphincteric vowels) are strongly pharyngealized vowels accompanied by (ary)epiglottal trill, where the larynx is raised and the pharynx constricted, so that either the epiglottis or the arytenoid cartilages vibrate instead of the vocal cords.
www.libraryoflibrary.com /E_n_c_p_d_Sibilant_consonant.html   (759 words)

 Lisping Information on Healthline
A disorder of speech articulation involving the inability to pronounce one or more sibilant consonant sounds, usually s or z, correctly.
Lisping is a speech disorder characterized by the inability to pronounce the sounds of s or z, known as the sibilant consonants, correctly.
Usually th sounds are substituted for the sibilants; the word "lisp," for example, would be pronounced "lithp" by someone with this speech disorder.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/lisping   (343 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Sibilant
in phonetics, a fricative consonant sound, in which the tip, or blade, of the
In English s, z, sh, and zh (the sound of the s in "pleasure") are sibilants.
Sometimes the affricates ch and j are also considered as sibilants.
fusionanomaly.net /sibilant.html   (150 words)

 sibilant consonant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The term sibilant is often taken to be synonymous with the term strident, though this is incorrect - there is vari..."
In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by a closure or stricture of the vocal tract sufficient to cause audible turbulence.
Internet users who seek sibilant consonant often also seach for:, sonorant, consonant, sibilants, sibilant, consonant, sibilant, consonant, sibilant
39154-consonant.196.geesealaying.com   (344 words)

 sibilant definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
pronounced with hissing sound: describes consonants that are pronounced with a hissing sound
the sibilant sound of air escaping from a tire
sibilant consonant: a consonant that is pronounced with a hissing sound
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 conjugating verbs
and also, it may pay to notice that this conjugation follows a soft consonant, which is why the soft vowel form compliments it nicely.
and maybe it can be classified as soft, and not sibilant, which i was trying to suggest might be in-between.
this phonetically negates the necessity for a soft vowel, as the vowel which precedes the stem consonant already hardens the flow of the sound.
www.phrasebase.com /forum/read.php?TID=12334   (958 words)

 Amazon.com: "sibilant assimilation": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
nontrivially underspecified segment in such cases is t, the anterior coronal stop, which fails to trigger, undergo, or block the sibilant assimilation.
Fronting: the low vowel /a/ is fronted in the context of coronal consonants.
Sibilant assimilation: the palatoalveolar /f/ assimilates to a fol- lowing dental consonant.
www.amazon.com /phrase/sibilant-assimilation   (465 words)

 Standard Cantonese - Chinese linguistics and dialect - Chinese
Below is the phonology accepted by most scholars and educators, the one usually heard on TV or radio in serious broadcast like news reports.
Initial (linguistics)Initials (or onsets) are initial consonants of possible syllables.
The sibilant consonantsibilant affricate consonantaffricates are grouped with the stops for compactness in displaying the chart.
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 Sanskrit 5: Visargá Sandhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When Visargá is followed by "c", "ch", "t", "th", "t" and "th", themselves not followed by a sibilant (sh, s or s), is changed to "sh" (before "c" and "ch"), "s" (before "t" and "th") and "s" (before "t" and "th").
The Visargá of the masculine pronouns "sáh" (he, that) and "esah" (he, this) is dropped before a consonant when they are not used in a negative Tatpurusa compound.
Besides, sometimes in poetry, the final Visargá is dropped before a vowel (except "a") to meet the requirements of the metre.
www.sanskrit-sanscrito.com.ar /english/sanskrit/sansk5visarsan.html   (3309 words)

 SIGMA: Be sure to know . . .
is the only pure sibilant consonant in the Greek alphabet.
Normally, its phoneme is as the s as in "sit".
However, when sigma occurs before certain consonants, its phoneme is voiced and sounds like the s as in "is" when voiced.
www.inthebeginning.org /ntgreek/phonics/sigmainstruction.htm   (125 words)

 Communications process and apparatus - Patent 4684348
L Upper Incisor Alveolar Consonant Alveolar, Tongue 10.
V Upper Incisor, Fricative Consonant Lower Lip 21.
The table suggests the verbalized phonetic component corresponding to the numeric and alpha symbol representations.
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