Definition of Preconsonantal

1. Adjective. Immediately preceding a consonant or consonant sound. ¹



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Definition of Preconsonantal

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preconsonantal

precongruences
preconization
preconizations
preconize
preconized
preconizes
preconizing
preconquest
preconscious
preconsciouses
preconsciously
preconsent
preconsign
preconsigned
preconsolidated
preconsonantal (current term)
preconsonantally
preconstitute
preconstituted
preconstitutes
preconstituting
preconstitutional
preconstructed
preconstruction
preconsumerist
precontact
precontest
precontract
precontracts
precontrive

Literary usage of Preconsonantal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notae Latinae: An Account of Abbreviation in Latin Mss. of the Early by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1915)
"To mention one instance, the first scribe of Durham An 16 symbolizes final m at any part of the line but preconsonantal only at the end of the line, ..."

2. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"... before vocalic articulations, the frequency of occurrence of this sound apparently led to its being extended to some preconsonantal positions as well. ..."

3. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"... before vocalic articulations, the frequency of occurrence of this sound apparently led to its being extended to some preconsonantal positions as well. ..."

4. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"Before vowels it would remain pronounced until the preconsonantal form had driven the full form from the field so in post-Augustan poetry we find nee more ..."

5. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"Pliny's example of preconsonantal I is the word silva, (§ 99; ; and the classical spelling of the Perfect of férreo, where n is followed by ..."

6. Native Writings in Massachusett by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon (1988)
"... with <-in> for the Tl-lb objective singular ending (always <-un> in Eliot). Before preconsonantal |h|, |u| is sometimes written <e> or <o>: ..."

7. Analogy and the Scope of Its Application in Language by Benjamin Ide Wheeler (1887)
"... but still the most polite English does not scorn eight o'clock, will-o'-the-wisp, and scarcely man-o'-war. The preconsonantal form of the Greek prepos. ..."

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