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Aug 14, 2014

# What is semi -vowels?give example of semi-vowels?

What is semi -vowels?give example of semi-vowels?

Syeda

Member since Jan 25, 2017

Answer. A speech sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant,   e.g. w  or  y.  EXAMPLE The play opens with a speech by Flavius(spelled ‘Flauius’ in the old Latin style where u and v are not distinguished since the latter is just the semivowel corresponding to the vowel represented by the former).

Gayathri Chekuri

Member since Jan 4, 2017

DEFINITION: A speech sound intermediate between vowel and consonant examples: If you observe in the word "CRY" , 'Y' acts as vowel where as 'Y' acts as semi vowel in the word "YES"

Gayathri Chekuri

Member since Jan 4, 2017

DEFINITION: A speech sound intermediate between vowel and consonant examples: If you observe in the word "CRY" , 'Y' acts as vowel where as 'Y' acts as semi vowel in the word "YES"

Ravi Mariappan

Member since May 15, 2014

In phonetics and phonology, a semivowel (or glide) is a sound, such as English /w/ or /j/ that is phonetically similar to a vowel sound but functions as the syllable boundary rather than as the nucleus of a syllable.                                                                                 OR A speech sound intermediate between a vowel and a consonant,   e.g. w  or  y.   SENTENCE EXAMPLE The play opens with a speech by Flavius(spelled ‘Flauius’ in the old Latin style where u and v are not distinguished since the latter is just the semivowel corresponding to the vowel represented by the former).   MORE EXAMPLES   The semivowel W represents the vowel sound "oo" when it occurs next to another vowel:  - water (oo, short O),  - cow or mouse (short A, oo). The semivowel Y is the vowel sound "ee":  - yes (long E, short E),  - sky or high (short O, long E),  - onion (long E, short U),  - pinjata (long E, short O). - mute (long E, oo)
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