Last modified on 31 May 2014, at 20:38

fronting

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

fronting (uncountable)

  1. (phonetics, phonology) A process whereby a vowel or a consonant is pronounced farther to the front of the vocal tract than some reference point.
  2. (phonology) A phonological relationship where a front vowel is found in place of a relative back vowel in an inflected form of a word.
  3. (linguistics) An analogous relationship between the vowel sounds in a dialect of a language relative to the language standard or an earlier form of the language.

VerbEdit

fronting

  1. Present participle of front.