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plosive

[′plō·siv]
(linguistics)
A primary type of speech sound of the major languages that is characterized by the complete interception of airflow at one or more places along the vocal tract. For example, the English words par, bar, tar, and car begin with plosives.
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The data below shows the existence of the consonant sounds and Table 6 illustrates the comparison of the sonant plosive consonants between the MP and the ISP.
The consonant inventory (in Table 15, exemplified in Table 16) is similar to that of most languages in the immediate region, with its dental/retroflex contrasts for plosives and retroflex/palatal contrasts for fricatives.
Many Scots words have been made less plosive when we say sounds with a burst of air - with a v sound.
The plosive sounds of the girl's lame and BEing are diffused into dull anonymity and absence.
Glottalized and plosive consonants: ch', k', p', q' and t' are pronounced by holding the breath (closing the glottis), then releasing it and pronouncing the letter with a sudden unsticking of the tongue or lips
This poem is a rhetorical tour de force with its anaphora of quid curem and the plosive effect of the frequently alliterated "c.
He was an adroit public speaker who garnered attention through minor eccentricities such as the plosive "b" with which he pronounced "billions.
As regards the forms concept (conceit), receipt (receite), showing the insertion of the respective voiceless plosive [p], they can only be due to the imitation of Lat.
The band blares over the overdubbing of the plosive hubbub of the throng.
For other words it is obvious that the aspiration was present in the OIA form, although originally associated with another segment, such as (item 12 above) gostha (Turner 1966: 4336), but has since been transferred from the voiceless plosive at the onset of the second syllable to the initial syllable in NP and SP.
The term Tai designates particular Thai peoples whose dialects have undergone the change of PT plosive [*d] to [t], as in "Tai Deng (society)," "Tai Mu'o'ng (dialect)," "the Tai Ahom (sovereigns).