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- (phonology) A secondary articulatory feature of usually consonants that involves the contraction or rounding of the lips (labia) during pronunciation.
- 1935, Bernard Bloch, American Speech:
- These labialized stops are of course nothing but positionally determined allophones of the [t] and the [k] phoneme, and their labialization is non-distinctive
- 2013, Bülent Gül; Ferruh Ağca; Faruk Gökçe, editors, Bengü Bitig. Dursun Yıldırım Armağanı, page 551:
- The second question concerns the reasons for the labialization of this suffix in [1.3] - in the case of artukluk one immediately thinks of an assimilation (*u - ı > u - u)
secondary articulatory feature