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Encyclopedia > Labial consonant
Places of articulation
Labial consonant
Bilabial consonant
Labiodental consonant
Linguolabial consonant
Coronal consonant
Interdental consonant
Dental consonant
Retroflex consonant
Alveolar consonant
Postalveolar consonant
Alveolo-palatal consonant
Dorsal consonant
Palatal consonant
Labial-palatal consonant 
Velar consonant
Labial-velar consonant
Uvular consonant
Pharyngeal consonant
Epiglottal consonant
Glottal consonant
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Labials are consonants articulated either with both lips (bilabial articulation) or with the lower lip and the upper teeth (labiodental articulation). English [m] is a bilabial nasal sonorant, [b] and [p] are bilabial stops (plosives), [v] and [f] are labiodental fricatives.

Bilabial fricatives and the bilabial approximant do not exist in standard English, but do occur in many languages. For example, the Spanish consonant spelt b or v is pronounced as a voiced bilabial approximant between vowels.

Lip rounding, or labialisation can also accompany other articulations. English [w] is a labialised velar approximant.

Labial consonants are divided into three subplaces of articulation:

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LINGUIST List 13.2072: Ventriloquists & Labial Consonants (2705 words)
If the fake labial consonants are produced fluently, then the listener's phonotactic and lexical knowledge will work to the ventriloquist's advantage.
If the dummy's mouth and arms and eyebrows are all moving in synchrony with the words, and the ventriloquist seems to be reacting to the content of the speech, then the observer's mind interprets the scene in the most obvious way: the dummy is the one speaking.
Labials are replaced with velars (both share the feature of gravity in the Jakobsonian system -- and consider changes such as earlier English /x/ gives /f/ in words like _enough_), hence stereotypes such as _a gottle of geer_ rather than _a bottle of beer_.
Proto-Semitic Language and Culture. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000 (3655 words)
There were five triads of homorganic consonants (pronounced in the same area of the mouth); each triad consisted of a voiced, voiceless, and emphatic consonant.
The emphatic consonants are characteristic of Semitic; in Proto-Semitic they were probably glottalized, that is, produced with a simultaneous closing of the glottis in the throat; this is how they are still pronounced in the Ethiopian Semitic languages.
The outcomes of the Proto-Semitic consonants in Akkadian, Ethiopic, Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic are illustrated in the table "Proto-Semitic Sound Correspondences".
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