uvular

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u·vu·lar

(yū'vyū-lăr),
Relating to the uvula.

uvular

(yo͞o′vyə-lər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or associated with the uvula.
2. Linguistics Articulated by vibration of the uvula or with the back of the tongue near or touching the uvula.

uvular

[yo̅o̅′vyələr]
Etymology: L, uva, grape
pertaining to the palatine uvula.

u·vu·lar

(ū'vyū-lăr)
Relating to the uvula.
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PKxMt lowers high vowels to mid after uvulars (*i > e, *u > o).
1 The regular correspondences for initial uvulars before vowels other than -i- in PZ are PEI /*x/ and PDr /*q/, which undergo the regular changes for each group.
In PKxMt, /i > e/ after uvulars, so Kurux's regular change (q >x) results in /xe/ in this case; see [section]7.
Velars, Uvulars, and the North Dravidian Hypothesis.
10) Lass speculates that other realisations of /r/ known from various accents of Modern English (alveolar trills and taps, apical or uvular approximants and fricatives) are mostly post-sixteenth-century innovations (Lass 1983: 82).
Denton remarks that "the rhotics of the modern European Germanic languages include virtually every conceivable rhotic articulation from labial fricatives to uvular trills and pharyngealized approximants" (2003: 40) and goes on to say that it would be unrealistic to expect the same phonetic value of Germanic *r across all early dialects.
Pahlsson's (1972) monographic study of the Northumbrian burr confirms that the usual modern pronunciation of burred /r/ is a voiced uvular fricative [R] in all environments.
This would be entirely natural in a dialect with /r/ realised as uvular [[?
However, this list is not exhaustive, and most forms with multiple velars or uvulars are cited only once.
poka with velar; forms with uvulars still not directly cognate.
DEDR 5450] It is not certain that the uvulars are, in fact, directly cognate.
Remember that Malto does not allow velars and uvulars to cooccur in the same syllable without a morpheme boundary.