plosive


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plo·sive

(plō'siv),
Speech sound made by impounding the air stream for a moment and then suddenly releasing it.

plosive

See stop.

plo·sive

(plō'siv)
Speech sound made by impounding the air stream for a moment and then suddenly releasing it.

plosive (plō´siv),

n any speech sound made by impounding the airstream for a moment until considerable pressure has been developed and then suddenly releasing it (e.g.,
b, d, and
g). One of two types of stop consonants, the other being affricative (e.g.,
ch).
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Voiceless postalveolar affricate /t[integrale]/ is changed to voiceless velar plosive /k/
Surprisingly, he presents plosives followed by nasals as a type of common syllable employed by "ancient" (prisci) poets, thereby expanding Bede's dichotomy of old and new practices:
w *-ay Table 5: The comparison of the voiceless plosive consonant between MP and ISP Voiceless plosive consonant MP *p *t *k *[?
Voice onset time is the most commonly studied acoustic correlate of plosives.
His insistent repetition of words, sounds, syllables, and stresses, his hyperbolic formulations, and his tone of dejected exhaustion all work to emphasize the Constab's initial sense of having been beaten down by "terrible strife"; and the alliteration of plosive t's and fricative s's sonically punctuates and proclaims his sense of entrapment and pessimism.
There is for instance no evidence for the occurrence of an aspirated counterpart of the dental affricate /ts/, and the contrast between aspirated and unaspirated retroflex sounds, whether plosive /t/ or affricate /ts/, is doubtful (and most likely allophonic), whereas the phonological contrast between the palatal affricate /tc/ and its aspirated counterpart /tch/ seems to be fully utilized: /tce:/ 'tea' vs.
The numbers of short/single plosive tokens studied were as follows:
3] Table 2: Performance improvement in plosives consonants when using relevant maps instead of conventional method for selecting input features.
My father killed himself , Stanley says, before I was --then the small ocean and shores of his lips and tongue, and their surrounding silver whisker, work, B for Boy, B for Bobcat, I watch the plosive begin to come in, sea hem, and pull back, and come in, and then wash all the way in, before I was born , he says --and in public.
Eriksmoen crept in from one side of the stage while Iversen stalked around the other, both uttering the plosive syllables ("Pa-pa-pa-pa") that serve as a mating call for the pair.
Melody in words was music enough, syncopation of five metrical feet orchestrated line by line in a sough of Muse-enchanted spirit, or the ruder clash of plosive chimes.
The alliteration of Hence and heaven is mild, being separated by three feet; but "plastic power," in the second line, is a plosive on two stresses in a row.