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labial

1. of, relating to, or near lips or labia
2. Music producing sounds by the action of an air stream over a narrow liplike fissure, as in a flue pipe of an organ
3. Music an organ pipe with a liplike fissure
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(11) Labialized central midvowel (see Iivonen, Sovijarvi, Aulanko 1990 : 36).
/d/ [right arrow] [d] divin [[d.sup.w]] du /[??]/ [right arrow] [[??]] jamais [[??].sup.w]] jupe, jour, je /f/ [right arrow] [f] fiche, f[??]me [[f.sup.w]] feu, fou, fumer, f[??]t, faute While the labialized consonant is distinct acoustically from the nonlabialized, the primary goal in French is to avoid a rising diphthong on the ensuing vowel, by ensuring that the consonant is fully rounded.
The second constraint expresses the fact that dorsals are or may be labialized. Constraints of this type offer a formal way of expressing regularities such as those noted above.
Of the several other words that may also belong to this word family listed in Table C, all belong to the OC Yang rhyme group, and all but one have labial or labialized initials.
This study aims at uncovering such consonantal features as nasalized consonants, aspirated consonants and labialized consonants which are phonemic in some dialects of Igbo.
Sammallahti (1988 : 500) maintains that in Proto-Ugric *a was labialized to *o after an initial labial consonant (*p- or *w-); hence the development was probably *wajV- > *woji>- PMs *uj-.