Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of velaric airstream in English:
The creation of an ingressive airstream in the mouth by use of tongue contact with the velum, used to make clicks. Contrasted with pulmonic airstream.
- The sounds produced by velaric airstream are called clicks.
- This so-called velaric airstream mechanism is always ingressive (the air is sucked in) and can only be used for stops and affricates.
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