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obstruent

 [ob´stroo-ent]
1. causing obstruction or blocking.
2. an agent that so acts.

ob·stru·ent

(ob'strū-ĕnt),
1. Rarely used term for obstructing or clogging.
2. Rarely used term for an agent that obstructs or prevents a normal discharge, especially a discharge from the bowels.
[L. obstruo, to build against, obstruct]

obstruent

(ŏb′stro͞o-ənt)
adj.
Obstructing or closing natural openings or passages of the body.
n.
1. An obstruent medicine or agent.
2. Linguistics A sound, such as a stop, fricative, or affricate, that is produced with complete blockage or at least partial constriction of the airflow through the nose or mouth.

obstruent

1. causing obstruction.
2. any agent or agency that causes obstruction.
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33) s-initial lenition forms selected after coronal obstruents, from ardsagart 'high priest'
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The coda-onset contacts conform to the Icelandic requirements on this type of domain (Gussmann 2002: 178-181); predominantly, these are sequences of a sonorant followed by an obstruent, or an unaspirated plosive followed by a sonorant.
The supposedly too strong contrast between the obstruent and the following vowel does not explain the different development of open and closed syllables.
The child forms for food, bottle, and doggie constitute an exception: Jaeger notes that these unusual phonetic forms, which were produced with a strongly nasal release of the medial obstruent, correspond to one of this child's frequent prelinguistic babbling patterns.
Et de poursuivre, les manifestations ligotent les services de securite et leur obstruent la route de talonner les hors-la-loi et les groupements criminels d'autant plus qu'il existe une "partie tierce" qui ouvre le feu soit sur les contestataires soit sur les policiers.
Although the names for raspberry beginning with b in South Karelian are restricted to Ontarvi and in Lude to Kuuj5rvi, berry names beginning with a voiced obstruent show that voicing of initial stops is older than any Latvian and Russian influences.
Un colloque avait ete organise sur les risques courus par la presence des mines, qui obstruent le developpement dans les differents domaines agricoles, industriels et de reconstruction.
This latter type of lengthening historically targeted the sonorant in sonorant plus obstruent clusters in Livonian (Kettunen 1938), but is absent in Ingrian, which instead lengthens the obstruent, e.
Tandis que s'annoncent de nouvelles pluies torrentielles, a l'approche du typhon Dianmu qui vient de balayer la Coree du Sud, les soldats ont recours a des excavateurs et aux explosifs pour degager les debris qui obstruent la riviere Bailong.
Likewise, it has been particularly problematic to present the different degrees of sonority beginning with a voiced intervocalic obstruent which alternates with a half-voiced obstruent at end of a word and a voiceless obstruent in consonant clusters (e.
Coda obstruent deletion is the result of the domination of *CodaObst over the faithfulness constraint MAX-IO, as seen in (14b).