Glide

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Glide is a sound produced as a vowel but with the distributional properties of a consonant. Glides are also referred to as 'semi-vowels'. In the production of the glides /j/ and /w/ the vocal tract is slightly narrower than for the vowels /i/ and /u/ respectively.

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Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics