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    A term of Phonetics

    In a book about "Фонетика и Интонация I find the word какуминальный whose meaning I can't find in the Dictionaries. Can anyone help me? Thanks
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    Re: A term of Phonetics

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladi
    In a book about "Фонетика и Интонация I find the word какуминальный whose meaning I can't find in the Dictionaries. Can anyone help me? Thanks
    какуминальный согласный звук (cacuminal consonant) - is a consonant that you make raising the top of your tongue right to the palate.
    In Russian such consonants are

    ж
    ш
    р
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    It means consonantals like "р", "ш".
    The Big soviet encyclopedia says:
    (from lat. cacumen - sharp edge (острый край), top)
    front consonants, top of your tongue is raised and creased up while front part of your tongue is incurved.
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    Re: A term of Phonetics

    Quote Originally Posted by Красота-то какая
    is a consonant that you make raising the top of your tongue right to the palate.
    Yeah, makes a lot of sense since "cacumen" in Latin means "summit".

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    Such a person has no cacumen

    Since "Knowing gets no place" (el saber no ocupa lugar), I inform to the whole world that this word is rather used in Spanish in coloquial language as synonimous of "intelligence, common sense, head ". and it is said: "Such a person has no cacumen" if his opinion counts little or nothing.
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