Definition of Spirants

1. Noun. (plural of spirant) ¹



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Definition of Spirants

1. spirant [n] - See also: spirant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirants

spiramycin
spiramycin I 3-hydroxyl acylase
spiramycins
spiran
spirans
spirant
spiranthy
spirantisation
spirantisations
spirantization
spirantizations
spirantize
spirantized
spirantizes
spirantizing
spirants (current term)
spirated
spiration
spire
spirea
spireas
spired
spirelike
spirem
spireme
spiremes
spirems
spirene
spirenes
spires

Literary usage of Spirants

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1. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1901)
"Thus to every set of stops we have a corresponding set of spirants, ... Besides ]> and d two other spirants corre- Three classes of spond to t and d. ..."

2. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1895)
"Thus to every set of stops we have a corresponding set of spirants, (a) To velar q and g ... Besides J> and <£ two other spirants correspond to t and d. ..."

3. Principles of Greek Etymology by Georg Curtius (1886)
"D. Sporadic changes of the spirants. Nothing is so characteristic of the Greek phonetic system as the aversion to the spirants. Of all the consonants these ..."

4. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"Fricatives or spirants. The consonants in whose production the expiration is but partially obstructed in the mouth we call fricatives or ..."

5. The German Language: Outlines of Its Development by Tobias Johann Casjen Diekhoff (1914)
"Fricatives or spirants. The consonants in whose production the expiration is but partially obstructed in the mouth we call fricatives or ..."

6. An Introduction to Greek and Latin Etymology by John Peile (1872)
"I have thus shewn the different simple sounds to which the spirants sank in Greek, ... The spirants in Latin have been also very considerably affected; ..."

7. A Comparative Grammar of the Indo-Germanic Languages: A Concise Exposition by Karl Brugmann, Robert Seymour Conway, William Henry Denham Rouse (1888)
"The voiceless spirants, which arose after s in Lat. and Germanic, ... spirants are produced by the mouth channel being narrowed at one part in such a manner ..."

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