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Definitions and meanings of "Fricatives"

What do we mean by fricatives?

Any of several sounds produced by air flowing through a constriction in the oral cavity and typically producing a sibilant, hissing, or buzzing quality; a fricative consonant.

Commonly used by kids when mad Urban Dictionary

French word for cash, money Urban Dictionary

A strong sound or word that produces a strong friction in the vocal tract. Urban Dictionary

Those two idiots you know and see often, who always hang out together. One is never seen without the other. Retarded Siamese Twins. Synonymous with and the update of "Tweedledum and Tweedledee". Urban Dictionary

A non-verbal sound produced by the vibration of the lower lip against the tongue using air either exhaled or squeezed by the cheeks. It is denoted frequenty in text conversations (either interactive or offline message protocols) as 'thppppt'. The number of "p"s indicates severity. Urban Dictionary

1) a phoneme created when air friction is introduced at the back of the throat 2) the "ch" sound in Yiddish, as in chutzpah 3) the sound a woman makes when she finds something or someone to be contemptible Urban Dictionary

A sudden explosion between the legs Urban Dictionary

N. The air turbulence that comes out of your butt. A fart. Urban Dictionary

What some people say when they are extremely confused about something so obvious, and usually takes less than a day for them to figure it out. Urban Dictionary

A goat of the gta milsim community once faught off 10 ppl at once using only his big dick energy Urban Dictionary

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The word "fricatives" in example sentences

I'll tell you what it doth profit as soon as I can untie my tongue from these frigging fricatives. ❋ Con Chapman (2011)

McWhorter discusses several lines of evidence, including Proto-Germanic's substitution of fricatives for stop consonants (compare English's father with Latin's pater), its tendency to put verbs into the past tense by simply changing the vowel (e.g. drink/drank), and its extreme simplification of the IE case system. ❋ Kylopod (2009)

Many languages have bilabial fricatives such as Irish, Andalusian and Japanese. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Nothing tangible at all in the classical linguistic corpus suggests to us that chi is even occasionally a fricative in the Etruscan language, although I've spoken about the probability that velar fricatives existed word-internally in a more ancient stage of Pre-Etruscan some time ago see Paleoglot: The loss of mediofinal 'h' in Pre-Proto-Etruscan. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Aside from the fact that ejective fricatives like /sʼ/ are uncommon in languages, this doesn't even fit the phonologies of the surrounding area where the only thing remotely similar might be the Semitic pharyngeal series. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Frisian voiced and unvoiced dental fricatives only in loans, mostly from English. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Yes, bilabial fricatives should be unsurprising, but Etruscan u-triggered lenition is however not common knowledge, so even if you personally don't find that interesting, others certainly will. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In eastern Bantu languages, it is commonplace for proto-Bantu bilabial stops voiced and voiceless to change into labiodental fricatives before close high u and/or i, and I do believe – though this needs to be checked – that in some of these languages, these fricatives are in fact bilabials themselves. ❋ Unknown (2009)

They could take on breath but remain voiceless; both voice and delayed breath; only voice; or full voice and aspiration at consonant onset, resulting in voiced fricatives. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Frisian has an almost complete set of guttural/velar, dental/alveolar, labial/labiodental consonants voiced and unvoiced plosives, voiced and unvoiced fricatives, nasals and half-vocals, an s, sh, r and l. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Irish cuisine, for another example, is exceedingly simple and hasn't changed for thousands of years since the time of the Fomorians (actually Pomeranians, but the Irish are always mixing up their fricatives and plosives). ❋ Unknown (2007)

Now with three of us, I rather fear we must have bored Adam to tears with all our talk of velar fricatives and bilabial approximants. ❋ Hal Duncan (2006)

The "stopping" of fricatives, e.g. pronouncing "th" as "t" in the number "three", is so identifiable as a feature of once again Nfld English that a Port aux Basques taxi company proudly displays their phone number with the last four digits represented as small conifers. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Confirmation of this comes from the German spelling given in the Duden Aussprachewörterbuch: Tschingis, and the names of various present-day Central Asians: Chingiz, although oddly, French seems to have opted for the opposite to the English mistake, and gone for two fricatives: Gengis, pronounced ʒɛ̃ʒis – at least according to the Larousse Dictionnaire de la prononciation. ❋ Unknown (2008)

A bit of internal reconstruction is in order: assuming that the uvularization affected both stops and fricatives, *h1 and *h2 would both go back to an archi-phoneme of x. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Phoenix has commented in my last article that languages with uvular fricatives without velar ones are typologically unusual. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Fric [I just lost] ❋ Small Business (2017)

[Je] n'ai [pas] de fric (I don't have any [cash]) ❋ Nanu80 (2010)

fricatives [usually] [include] [the letters] b,r,v and f. ❋ Angie222 (2006)

"Oh great, look out, here come [Fric and Frac]." "Yeah man. [Disperse]! Before they [get here] and try to hang out with us!" ❋ Brandywine (2006)

You don't [frighten] us, English pig-dogs! Go and [boil] your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called [Arthur] King, you and all your silly English k-nnnnniggets. Thpppppt! Thppt! Thppt! ❋ Jonathan (2004)

(uvular fricative) Mr. [Smith], this homework is so (uvular fricative) like (uvular fricative) lame. [Why don't you] just (uvular fricative) like [shoot me in the face]. ❋ Tanxenchou (2011)

[oops]! [im sorry]! i [seem] to have just encountered a bilabial fricative ❋ Bill Pickles (2011)

[Smells] like a bilabial fricative. ❋ ColaLola (2009)

[wait], why the fric frac tic tac did you [lie] [about that]? ❋ My-cah (2023)

Fric vPreston is the best [gta] [player] to ever [exist] ❋ Fric VPreston (2021)

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