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Airstream Mechanism

  • Definition: Any of the various ways to produce a stream of moving air through the vocal tract for the production of speech sounds. Some major mechanisms are pulmonic, glottalic, and velar; each may be produced with an egressive or an ingressive airstream.

    Source: Language Files, eleventh edition, edited by Vedrana Mihalicek and Christin Wilson

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