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==Definition==
 
The sounds /w,j,r,l/ are often called '''semivowels''' because their [[formant structure]]s are like those for [[vowel]]s and [[diphthong]]s. The /r/ and /l/ sounds produced in [[syllable]] final position can be prolonged as in 'car' or 'full' and sound much like vowels. When /w/ or /j/ are produced slowly enough, the vowels /u/ and /i/ can be heard.
 
The sounds /w,j,r,l/ are often called '''semivowels''' because their [[formant structure]]s are like those for [[vowel]]s and [[diphthong]]s. The /r/ and /l/ sounds produced in [[syllable]] final position can be prolonged as in 'car' or 'full' and sound much like vowels. When /w/ or /j/ are produced slowly enough, the vowels /u/ and /i/ can be heard.
  
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[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Semivowels&lemmacode=1288 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
 
[http://www2.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/zoek.pl?lemma=Semivowels&lemmacode=1288 Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics]
  
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Latest revision as of 20:50, 28 October 2014

Definition

The sounds /w,j,r,l/ are often called semivowels because their formant structures are like those for vowels and diphthongs. The /r/ and /l/ sounds produced in syllable final position can be prolonged as in 'car' or 'full' and sound much like vowels. When /w/ or /j/ are produced slowly enough, the vowels /u/ and /i/ can be heard.

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Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics

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