1. being or containing or characterized by vowels
    vocalic sounds
    the Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic
  2. relating to or associated with or containing a vowel
    vocalic segments
    the vocalic ablaut
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How To Use vocalic In A Sentence

  • What I mean by "abuse" is when people, unsatisfied with a protolanguage proven to contain seemingly exotic laryngeals with accompanying vocalic effects, decide to add laryngeals to every stem to account for all long vowels, whether it can be justified or not, and end up succeeding only in muddling the whole grammatical system in the process, obscuring the very thing they attempt to clarify. Archive 2009-07-01
  • In the sphere of concrete concepts too it is worth nothing that the German splits up the idea of “killing” into the basic concept of “dead” (tot) and the derivational one of “causing to do (or be) so and so” (by the method of vocalic change, töot -); the German töot-et (analytically tot-+ vowel change+-et) “causes to be dead” is, approximately, the formal equivalent of our dead-en-s, though the idiomatic application of this latter word is different311 Chapter 5. Form in Language: Grammatical Concepts
  • Thus the final two syllables still have the same duration as before and vocalic length merely transfers to the previous intervocalic consonant. A few more words on my new Gemination rule for Pre-IE
  • After Lat. i the v disappeared (rivus-um, Span. rio), but in most other cases it remained as a bilabial spirant euqal in balue to originally intervocalic b (novus-um, Span. nuevo). The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • In compounds like Sugihara there is, and has been, variation as to what counts as intervocalic position.
  • With the exception of the Southern states, eastern New England, and New York City, pronunciation is rhotic, postvocalic /r/ being pronounced in such words as part, four, motor.
  • Note 92: Here, as in cases previously noted, the presence of intervocalic * d, as in the prior * - dele, * - dara, and * - bobod - examples, is diagnostic of a loanword because these * d are not a regular Ruvu outcomes. back Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE
  • Most likely, medial *-h- which was probably a velar fricative became weakened at some point intervocalically and after sibilants. The loss of mediofinal 'h' in Pre-Proto-Etruscan
  • Well – guess what it ends up sounding like…a guy from Sheffield England, imitating DeNiro in some scenes, remembering what his accent coach told him about Baltimore-speak in others e.g. “hours” as [æriz], and generally adding and dropping the post-vocalic [r] sound willy-nilly. Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » GIMME SOME CAW-FEE!
  • The third and fourth syllables have a vowel hiatus between them, which Wampanoag seems to be pretty relaxed about--historically, there would have been a 'w' there, but that 'w' often gets lost intervocalically, especially when the preceding vowel is long, as it is here. Languagehat.com: WAMPANOAG.
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