Laterals(redirected from Lateral consonant)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
consonant sounds formed by a stream of air passing along the sides of the tongue. For example, in German, when l is articulated the tip of the tongue is pressed against the alveoli and blocks the passage of air down the middle.
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