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intervocalic Syllabification: in·ter·vo·cal·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərvōˈkalik/

Definition of intervocalic in English:


Occurring between vowels: in intervocalic position
More example sentences
  • South Indians tend to geminate voiceless intervocalic obstruents, as in ‘Americ-ca’.
  • Consonant cluster reduction and intervocalic /t/ voicing, however, are better indicators of speech patterns, for they are far less likely than negative contraction to be regulated by a style policy.
  • In compounds like Sugihara there is, and has been, variation as to what counts as intervocalic position.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • In that tradition, written ‘h’ is not pronounced except intervocalically, where it is pronounced /k /; thus mihi is [miki].

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