Airstream Property ( Concept )

      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Phonetic Property
                        |_ Articulatory Property
                              |_ Airstream Property

Direct SubConcepts:

VelaricProperty  PulmonicProperty  


Refers to the direction of the airstream in speech sound production. In the canonical literature, there are three airstream mechanisms: pulmonic, velaric, and glottalic. Glottalic airstream mechanism is sometimes used to describe the method of production of ejectives and implosives. Ladefoged and Maddieson prefer to regard implosives and ejectives as characterized by a laryngeal parameter of movement rather than an airstream property. [Ladefoged and Maddieson 1996: 372-373]

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