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obstruent

Saltos de línea: ob|stru¦ent
Pronunciación: /ˈɒbstrʊənt
 
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Definición de obstruent en inglés:

sustantivo

Phonetics
A fricative or plosive speech sound.
Example sentences
  • The grid shows that only obstruents (STOP and fricative consonants) enter into the voiced/voiceless distinction.
  • She also found a sex-linked effect with initial sonorants vs. obstruents: obstruents were hotter on males, sonorants on females, though only the female effect was significant.
  • No such requirement holds if the first of the coda consonants is not an obstruent.

Origen

mid 17th century: from Latin obstruent- 'blocking up', from the verb obstruere.

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