obstruent

NOUN
  1. a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
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How To Use obstruent In A Sentence

  • It is administered in the West Indies as a substitute for ipecacuanha, and the juice of the plant is considered by the native doctors of India as a valuable remedy in ophthalmia, either dropped in the eye or rubbed on the tarsus; it is also considered purgative and deobstruent. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
  • Dr. Tully also says it is a deobstruent or alterative, an acrid narcotic, an emetic, an epispastic, and an errhine; found very useful in gout, rheumatism, diseases of lungs, and some complaints of the bowels. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
  • As they expanded, they began, for inscrutable Frankish reasons, to devoice word-final obstruents this is the blue isogloss, thereby establishing Frankish as its own distinct, highly conservative dialect. The PIE and Pre-PIE pronominal system from the perspective of a wave model
  • More generally, voiceless obstruents are more frequent in onset position than voiced obstruents.
  • Easier" in the sense that velar obstruents have the articulatory feature [+high] or at least [-low], which is shared by non-low vowels. Back to business: emphatic particles and verbal extensions
  • She also found a sex-linked effect with initial sonorants vs. obstruents: obstruents were hotter on males, sonorants on females, though only the female effect was significant.
  • This plant not only acts as a wholesome and nutritious vegetable, but also as a diuretic, aperient, and deobstruent. The Book of Household Management
  • Now, the question is, did they continue to devoice word-final obstruents? The PIE and Pre-PIE pronominal system from the perspective of a wave model
  • More generally, voiceless obstruents are more frequent in onset position than voiced obstruents.
  • Voiced obstruents can stand only before vowels, sonorants and voiced obstruents in the same word.
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