Sentence Examples with the word sibilant

In the Phoenician alphabet a sibilant Zade (Tzaddi) stands between q and p. Hence Q is the nineteenth letter in the Phoenician alphabet, the eighteenth in the Greek numerical alphabet, which alone contains it, the sixteenth (owing to the omission of 8 and E) in the Latin, and (from the addition of J) the seventeenth in the English alphabet.

Th), Syriac has an ordinary dental t, but Hebrew has a sibilant (sh).

In Latin there is no evidence for the interchange of c with a sibilant earlier than the 6th century A.D.

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This demonstrates beyond a doubt the possibility of a strongly palatalized n becoming a palatal sibilant or vice versa, between which utterances there is but a very slight tongue movement.