retroflex


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bend or turn backward

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articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate

bent or curved backward

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pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate

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Dhivehi lacks an aspirated consonant series, and the -h in dh- does not represent an aspirated consonant, but a diacritic device in the official Maldive Republic romanization to indicate a dental versus a retroflex stop.
This back nasal /[eta]/ is in full contrast with labial /m/ and dental /n/, which has a retroflex variant before retroflex stops.
The Retroflex family of presses include the T-Series, S-Series, K-Series and Fox-Series.
Beijinghua er-huayun de tingbian shiyan he shengxue fenxi" [Auditory Discrimination Experiments and Acoustic Analyses of Mandarin Retroflex Endings].
Retroflex designs and manufactures printing and coating equipment for the flexographic and gravure industry.
Perhaps the most striking phonological isogloss separating the Central Tibetan koine from genuine Lhasa Tibetan is the correspondence of retroflex stops [t, t', d] in the former with retroflex affricates in the latter.
It is relevant that, as Hirth noted, Middle Chinese dr- was sometimes used in transcriptions of Sanskrit to represent the voiced retroflex stop d, a sound that is rather close to [1].
Here a confusion appears to occur between ghanta (bell) and gandha (incense); there is also the interchange of voiced and unvoiced stops as well as dental and retroflex consonants.
This change was blocked by a retroflex consonant immediately following the front vowel in Tamil-Malayalam, but not in Telugu where the same change occurred independently and somewhat later.
Moreover, there is good reason to believe that while the EMC retroflex parts of chuang [Chinese Text Omitted] representing EMC dz- were correctly placed in Grade II in the affricate column in the Yunjing, the corresponding palatal affricate, EMC dz-, was incorrectly assigned to initial chan [Chinese Text Omitted] in Grade III of the fricative column (Pulleyblank 1962: 67-68; 1970-71: 223; 1984: 70).
f [theta] s s s Affricate voiced dz voiceless ts Nasal voiced m n n Lateral voiced l l l Glide voiced w Trill voiced r/r r Retroflex voiced Alveolar EN IT GR FR Stop/Plosive voiced d d voiceless t t Fricative voiced z voiceless s Affricate voiced voiceless ts Nasal voiced n n Lateral voiced l Glide voiced Trill voiced r r Retroflex voiced [?
The following symbols merit explanation: /rh/ is a retroflex flap [r]; /nh/ is a velar nasal [n]; /i/, is the high central vowel [i]; /j/ represents an aspiration [h]; and /x/ corresponds to the voiceless alveolar fricative [f].
Literate humans (which are most of us) think in terms of writing even when we're speaking--Barbara Walters was spoofed for how she pronounces the letter "R," not the voiced alveolar retroflex liquid (my linguistics minor just paid off
correctly, (2) have difficulties in producing retroflex [?