Labialization


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Labialization

 

the pronunciation of the sounds of speech while rounding and protruding the lips. Vowels (o and u) and consonants (Russian hard v) may both be labialized.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Their positions of occurrence are extremely restricted, and palatalization and especially labialization are not coherent in realization for the majority of the consonantal groups.
In the production of reduced vowels, I studied the following types of realizations: (1) modal vowel; (2) voiceless vowel (partially or completely devoiced); (3) consonantal palatalization or labialization, or both, without a vowel; (4) complete vowel loss without any traces left.
She observes that aspiration, nasalization and labialization are distinctive features of the phonology of East Niger group of dialects, East Central group of dialects and South Eastern group of dialects; labialization is distinctive in North Eastern group of dialects.
The articulatory feature, labialization, occurs when 'lip rounding is added to a primary articulation'.
(13) With labialization of the second vowel triggered by the labial consonant /m/.
(24) Labialization of the vowel of the first syllable occurs frequently in this item.
Labialization often occurs on all dorsal consonants.
secondary articulation (oral) labialization lab /[t.sup.w] [p.sup.w]/ palatalization pal /[t.sup.j] [p.sup.j]/ velarization vel /t p/ uvularization n.a.
Leaving this controversy aside, the hypothesis of velars with secondary palatalization and labialization as a feature of both Early and Late Middle Chinese has important implications for the study of the later history of the language in both Mandarin and Cantonese, as I have shown in a number of publications (Pulleyblank 1986, 1997).
The vowel change o > o has been regarded as part of a more general tendency towards labialization to which the labialization of a has been subjected (Lindstrom, Pajusalu 2003 : 251).
It is replaced by labialization in all degrees of quantity (dialect surveys point out that it is especially so in the Sorve sub-dialects, for which the present study has no data).
Hence the labialization of central vowels is one of the earliest phonetic changes in the dialects of the islands." (p.