Labiodental (definition)

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Labiodental refers to a narrower subcategory of labial sounds. These sounds are made by pressing the bottom lip against or underneath the upper teeth. English and Gaelic labiodental sounds notably include [f, v].

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  • Crystal, David. (1997) A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
  • Ladefoged, Peter (1993) A Course in Phonetics Third Edition. London: Harcourt Press.