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Definition of "preaspiration" []

  • A period of voiceless breathing that precedes some consonants in some languages -- a sort of mirror-image of aspiration (noun)

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Use "preaspiration" in a sentence
  • "If you want a nonsegmental feature interpretable as a cluster, one possibility that doesn't impose on the estabilish'd sound laws of Greek is preaspiration: /pajto/ pʰajʰto?"
  • "Egad, I missed an important issue here: "If you want a nonsegmental feature interpretable as a cluster, one possibility that doesn't impose on the estabilish'd sound laws of Greek is preaspiration: /pajto/ pʰajʰto?""
  • "But continuing with the third possibility of preaspiration… on the basis of this single example, there are a number of possible explanations for the distribution, for example after vowels and semivowel."
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