velar consonant

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a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate

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Several studies of Brazilian Portuguese have demonstrated the processes most often observed in phonologic disorders, such as simplification of consonant encounter, simplification of liquid consonants, elimination of the final consonant, deafening of fricative or plosive consonants, frontalization of palatal consonants, simplification of velar consonants and plosivization of fricative consonants.
While secondary palatalization manifests as a secondary articulation of the consonants /p, m, h, ?, w/, it also changes the primary position of the alveolar and velar consonants /t, k, x, ts, n/ moving them toward the palatal region (Dieterman 2008).
In Washkuk (602, North New Guinea, Indo-Pacific), labialization occurs on both labial and velar consonants, except for the voiced labial fricative.
Similarly, velar consonants are replaced with an alveolar or labial sound.