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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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velarve‧lar /ˈviːlə $ -ər/ adjective technical  SLa velar consonant such as /k/ or /g/ is made by putting the back of your tongue close to the soft part at the top of your mouth
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velarLoss of the velar fricative is a change that was finally adopted in near-standard vernaculars and formal styles.Syllabic velar nasal is also possible in this context.A new phoneme, the velar nasal, was born.
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