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Is the difference between a labialized consonant [ʷ] and a consonant followed by a [w] audible?

If you are looking for a phonetic basis for thinking that you have [gw] versus [gʷ], you can listen for an effect on the preceding segment, where the end of the previous vowel is more likely to show ...
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Is the difference between a labialized consonant [ʷ] and a consonant followed by a [w] audible?

There are many key differences between [ʷ] and [w]. The most important is that [ʷ] is a secondary articulation on another sound, meaning it is a simultaneous modification, not a separate following ...
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Any Spanish speech variety where F is pronounced as ϕ?

/f/ as [ϕ] in Andean, Palenquero, Caribbean, Puerto Rican Spanish The Linguistics of Spanish - Andean Spanish - 2. Pronunciation 2.4 Pronunciation of /f/ /f/ is commonly articulated as a ...
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Why are bilabial lateral sounds deemed impossible?

The Handbook of the International Phonetic Association says (p. 9): Shaded cells occur where the intersection of a manner and a place of articulation define a sound which is thought not to be ...
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