Definition of Semivowels

1. Noun. (plural of semivowel) ¹



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Definition of Semivowels

1. semivowel [n] - See also: semivowel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semivowels

semivariogram
semivariograms
semivegetarian
semivegetarianism
semivegetarians
semivertical heart
semiverticillate
semivitreous
semivitrification
semivitrified
semivocal
semivocalic
semivolatile
semivoluntary
semivowel
semivowels (current term)
semiweak
semiweeklies
semiweekly
semiwhisper
semiwild
semiworks
semiyearly
semla
semmit
semmits
semoleon
semolina
semolina pudding

Literary usage of Semivowels

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Ethiopic Grammar by August Dillmann, Carl Bezold, James A. Crichton (1907)
"96 on (/J) THE VOWELS I AND Z7 AND THE semivowels. 8 49. ... Hardening of i and u into semivowels, (a) All roots, which at one time commenced with i or u, ..."

2. An Old English grammar by Eduard Sievers (1903)
"THE semivowels W 171. w, here substituted for the Runic character wyn, the usual symbol employed in the manuscripts, represents the sound of English w; or, ..."

3. A Sanskrit Grammar for Beginners, in Devanâgarî and Roman Letters Throughout by Friedrich Max Müller (1866)
"Before the semivowels ^ y, ^ r, 7^ /, ^ w, the m, in the body of a word, ... As to ч от before semivowels in the middle of compounds, see ф 9. §12. ..."

4. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"THE semivowels I, Y 17. When L and v before vowels correspond to y and w (as in ... and are called semivowels; and are printed t and y in this Grammar. ..."

5. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"Third, or Consonant declension, with stems in a consonant, and in the semivowels i and u, which do duty as consonants (17). GENERAL RULES FOR THE ACCENT OP ..."

6. Handbook of the English Language by Robert Gordon Latham (1875)
"The semivowels.—17-18. The sounds of the y in yet, and lu in well. ... They constitute the class of semivowels—two in number. § 192. The Sibilants.—19-22. ..."

7. A Comparative Grammar of the Modern Aryan Languages of India: To Wit, Hindi by John Beames (1872)
"THE semivowels IN A MIXED NEXUS. — Only T and *T can occur as the first member of the nexus. ^ and T5l clearly cannot precede a strong letter; ..."

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