alveolar

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alveolar

[al′vē·ə·lər]
(biology)
Of or relating to an alveolus.
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and velars; dentals and alveolar; dental and velars; alveolar and velars, a pairwise test shows the places of articulation differ from each other significantly as the p-value is found smaller than 0.001 except for dental and alveolar where the p value is greater than 0.001.
Also, VOT can be used for the distinction of bilabials, dentals, alveolar and velars from one another.
* VOTs of dental stops and alveolar stops are overlapping.
* VOTs of dental and alveolar are less than bilabial and this provides the evidence against the claim that VOT difference is the relative size of the supra-glottal cavity behind the point of constriction (Maddieson, 1977).
This is clearly a surface rule since in deep phonology alveolar /1/ functions as [-high].
On the other hand, alveolar /r/ slightly lowered the preceding vowel, blocking the change.
The history of the dental and alveolar nasals in South Dravidian is complex.