Semivowel

    • obstruent
      •     stop
      •     affricate
      •     fricative
        •         strident
          •             sibilant
    • sonorant
      •     nasal
      •     approximant
        •         semivowel
      •     vowel
      •     vibrant
        •         flap/tap
        •         trill
    • liquid
      •     rhotic
      •     lateral
    • occlusive
    • continuant
    airstreams
    • egressive
    • ingressive
    • ejective
    • implosive
    • lingual (clicks)
    • linguo-pulmonic
    • linguo-ejective
    • percussive
    see also
    • articulatory phonetics
    • aspirated consonant
    • no audible release
    • phonation
    • place of articulation
    • voice
    • voicelessness

    in phonetics and phonology, a semivowel or glide is a sound that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary, rather than as the nucleus of a syllable.[1] examples of semivowels in english are the consonants y and w, in yes and west, respectively. written w/ in ipa, y and w are near to the vowels ee and oo in seen and moon, written / in ipa. the term glide may alternatively refer to any type of transitional sound, not necessarily a semivowel.[2]

  • classification
  • contrast with vowels
  • contrast with fricatives/spirant approximants
  • see also
  • notes
  • references
  • further reading

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See also

In phonetics and phonology, a semivowel or glide is a sound that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary, rather than as the nucleus of a syllable.[1] Examples of semivowels in English are the consonants y and w, in yes and west, respectively. Written w/ in IPA, y and w are near to the vowels ee and oo in seen and moon, written / in IPA. The term glide may alternatively refer to any type of transitional sound, not necessarily a semivowel.[2]