balsīgums

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From balsīgs (voiced) +‎ -ums (with balsīgs from balss (voice) +‎ -īgs).

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Noun[edit]

balsīgums m (1st declension)

  1. (phonetics, phonology) voice (the quality of that which is voiced, which is pronounced with simultaneous vibrations of the vocal cords)
    skaņas balsīgums — the voice (= voicedness) of a sound
    plūdeņi un nāseņi vārdu beigās zaudē savu balsīgumu — liquids and nasals lose their voice (= become voiceless) word-finally

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