realizzazione in dentale cacuminale

English translation: retroflex realization

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Italian term or phrase:realizzazione in dentale cacuminale
English translation:retroflex realization
Entered by: Barbara Cochran, MFA
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22:11 Apr 15, 2018
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Italian term or phrase: realizzazione in dentale cacuminale
Contesto:

Nella Calabria e nel Salento, e cioè nelle regioni più estreme del Sud, sono invece diffusi tratti che si ritrovano anche in Sicilia: il più notevole è quello della realizzazione in dentale cacuminale (il famoso cavaddu per "cavallo") della laterale rafforzata "-ll-".

Molte Grazie,

Barbara
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 19:24
retroflex realization
Explanation:
The retroflex phonetic realization of the /ll/ phoneme.


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Phonemes are realized as individual sounds (phones), instances of the categories, that may differ from one another but are centered on a prototypical member.
http://www.indiana.edu/~hlw/PhonProcess/contexts.html
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retroflex consonant
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retroflex realization


Explanation:
The retroflex phonetic realization of the /ll/ phoneme.


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Note added at 17 hrs (2018-04-16 15:35:50 GMT)
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Phonemes are realized as individual sounds (phones), instances of the categories, that may differ from one another but are centered on a prototypical member.
http://www.indiana.edu/~hlw/PhonProcess/contexts.html


Michele Fauble
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Reference

Reference information:
(palatale), alla base della corona gengivale interna superiore (dentale cacuminale: a Gallipoli e relativo circondario ddh, altrove ddhr o ddr o dd). - https://scn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discussioni:Salentinu

spielenschach1
Portugal
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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Reference: retroflex consonant

Reference information:
A retroflex consonant is a coronal consonant where the tongue has a flat, concave, or even curled shape, and is articulated between the alveolar ridge and the hard palate. They are sometimes referred to as cerebral consonants, especially in Indology. Other terms occasionally encountered are apico-domal and cacuminal.

The Latin-derived word retroflex means "bent back"; some retroflex consonants are pronounced with the tongue fully curled back so that articulation involves the underside of the tongue tip (subapical). These sounds are sometimes described as "true" retroflex consonants. However, retroflexes are commonly taken to include other consonants having a similar place of articulation without such extreme curling of the tongue; these may be articulated with the tongue tip (apical) or the tongue blade (laminal).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroflex_consonant

Also called: cerebral
relating to or denoting a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue turned back towards the hard palate
noun
2.
a consonant articulated in this manner
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Word origin of 'cacuminal'
C19: from Latin cacūmen point, top

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/cacumin...

Rachel Fell
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Thank you very much.


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agree  Michele Fauble: Yes, the retroflex phonetic realization of the /ll/ phoneme.
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