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1. Pertaining to both lips.
2. Speech sounds formed by contact or controlled airflow between the two lips, as in the sounds /b/ and /p/.
[bi + L. labium, lip]
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Bilabial and Labiodental and Dental and Alveolar Palatal Velar [a b a] [a v a] [a [??] a] [a n a] [a j a] [a [??] a] [a p a] [a f a] [a [theta] a] [a d a] [a [??] a] [a g a] [a m a] [a n a] [a t a] [a k a] [a w a] [a [??] a] [a [chi] a] The remaining consonants [z], [s], [??], and [[??]], cannot be articulated in a dropped jaw position.
Though there was an increase in the rate of production of bilabials after alcohol intoxication, this increased rate cannot be generalized to all syllables and in all context.
Orally, the phoneme m is a bilabial press treating the lips
a) plosive bilabial sound /b/ is changed to nasal bilabial /m/
the place of speech sound articulation (bilabial, labiodental, dental, alveloar, palatal, mediopalatal, and velar), 2.
However, if the preceding C is a coronal, velar as in (b) or bilabial, the vowel of the infix is ?.