bilabial

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a consonant that is articulated using both lips

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This pair of antonyms works with the bhet shifting bilabials to a vav.
Interchangeable bilabial letters (formed on the lips): "bet/b," "bhet/bh or v," "vav/v or w," "pey/p , phey/ph or f.
1 00000 000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 00113 PAL - - - all consonants NOTO 7 00123 VEL - - - bilabials ALSO 9 00133 ASP + + + vl.
Those interested in historical phonology will note that beyond the groups familiar from the rime tables of a couple of centuries earlier, the groupings here distinguish acute from grave gutturals (jian houyin [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and shen houyin [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] respectively), alveolar affricates and fricatives (chitou yin [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) from palatals (zheng chi yin [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and from supradentals (sheshang yin [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] which Bottero calls cacuminales), and bilabials (zhong chunyin [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] from labiodentals (qing chunyin [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
The earliest list of thirty initials in fact did not distinguish them from the corresponding bilabials.