One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a sound) made with the lips and teeth, for example f and v.
- ‘The labiodental flap is described this way: ‘a buzz sometimes capped by a faint pop.’’
- ‘‘None of this is true about labiodental flaps,’ Dr. Ladefoged said in an e-mail message.’
- ‘There is a small error in the New York Times article on the addition of a symbol for the labiodental flap to the International Phonetic Alphabet that Geoff mentioned: the bilabial trill does not still await its day.’
- ‘But in general, labiodental stops are not used in the world's languages.’
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