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uvula:

see palatepalate
, roof of the mouth. The front part, known as the hard palate, formed by the upper maxillary bones and the palatine bones, separates the mouth from the nasal cavity. It is composed of a bone plate covered with a layer of mucous membrane tissue.
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Uvula

 

(also palatine uvula), a cone-shaped extension of the soft palate in humans and some anthropoid apes. The uvula departs from the middle of the posterior margin of the palate and proceeds with the apex downward. It is covered by a mucous membrane. The anterior side of the uvula faces the mouth, and the posterior side the nasopharynx. The uvula has its own tensor and levator muscles. When food reaches the throat and comes into contact with the uvula, the latter, along with the entire soft palate, rises by reflex action and thus enables the food to pass from the mouth into the pharynx. The human uvula also aids in hermetically sealing the mouth to prevent the jaw from sagging when the body is vertical. Parts of the oral appendages of different origins in some arthropods (crustaceans, arachnids, and insects) are also called uvulas.

uvula

[′yü·vyə·lə]
(anatomy)
A fingerlike projection in the midline of the posterior border of the soft palate.
A lobe of the vermiform process of the lower surface of the cerebellum.

uvula

a small fleshy finger-like flap of tissue that hangs in the back of the throat and is an extension of the soft palate
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O, dicho de otro modo, los hablantes de castellano que aprenden el quechua como segunda lengua--es decir que se enfrentan a un escenario DE SUBCONJUNTO (Escudero 2005)--identifican las realizaciones quechuas en contexto de uvular con las vocales castellanas /e/ y /o/, y las demas realizaciones con las vocales castellanas /i/ y lui.
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Se tomaron en cuenta los siguientes sonidos no nativos: la pronunciacion uvular (vibrante o fricativa) de /r/ y /J/, la no aplicacion de la regla de lenizacion de oclusivas intervocalicas y la pronunciacion del grafema <<v>> como [v], ademas de otros sonidos particulares para cada HNN.
o] (lake), the alveolar trill [r] as in [pero] (dog), and the voiced uvular trill [R] as in [roto] (broken).
Linguists tell us that ghayn is a voiced postvelar, sometimes uvular fricative (the voiced equivalent of unvoiced kha), and one consequence is that it is a prolonged sound liar which we open our mouths further than with qaf or kaf.
Coronals and dorsals both tend to have a three-way split, usually involving coarticulated tongue-root features: coronals into dentals, alveolars, and postalveolars (retroflex for Dravidian), while dorsals have palatal, velar, and uvular stops.
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