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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: velaris, from velum 'back part of the top of the mouth', from Latin; VEIL1

velar

adjective
     
Related topics: Linguistics
veā€§lar technical
SL a 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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