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NON-VOISEE [1 record]

Record 1 1995-06-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Phonetics
DEF

Pronounced without vibrations of the vocal cords, as in English [s] in "see."

CONT

In the pronunciation of p, s, f, t, etc., the vocal cords do not vibrate, hence these sounds are classed as voiceless.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phonétique
DEF

Consonne émise sans vibration des cordes vocales.

CONT

Si l'air peut librement circuler au niveau du larynx, les cordes vocables ne vibrent pas, il n'y a pas émission de voix et les articulations ainsi réalisées sont dites sourdes.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Fonética
DEF

Dícese de la letras o articulaciones que durante su pronunciación no van acompañadas de vibraciones de las cuerdas vocales.

CONT

... se oponen fonemas sordos (que carecen de generador suplementario y, por ende, de sonoridad) y fonemas sonores.

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