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A secondary articulation involving movement of the back of the tongue toward the velum.
- ‘Common secondary articulations are labialisation, palatalisation, velarisation and pharyngealisation.’
- ‘The velarization is only explained structurally, and neither physiological nor historico-social explanation is possible.’
- ‘These are consonants that are pronounced with the root of the tongue retracted, with varying degrees of pharyngealization and velarisation.’
- ‘In Russian velarized stops contrast with palatalized ones, and velarization is also contrastive in Irish.’
- ‘Strong velarisation of certain consonant groups, especially of the cluster ‘cl’, which is typical of most Irish dialects, has only been noted sporadically.’
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