Translation of fricative in Spanish:


fricativa, n.

Pronunciation /ˈfrɪkədɪv//ˈfrɪkətɪv/


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    fricativa feminine
    • We can note, for instance, the general avoidance of fricatives and affricates in pidgin phonological inventories.
    • Several other sounds originate in the back of the throat, often as a voiceless click rather than a voiced fricative.
    • The sounds that agree in voicing comprise stops, fricatives, and affricates.
    • But then, little by little, the words become only sounds, a random collection of glottals and fricatives, a storm of whirling phonemes.
    • It is relatively easy to learn to produce the fricatives corresponding to all the major places of articulation.


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    • The unvoiced fricative phonemes stem from the hissing of a steady airstream through the mouth.
    • The present work aims at demonstrating the feasibility of high quality articulatory synthesis for fricative consonants, and in particular to match a given reference subject.