- (usually of a consonant) immediately following a vowel and preceding a vowel, as the v in cover.
Origin of intervocalic
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Vice versa, in roots with intervocalic /l/ or /r/, the /l/ or /r/ may change to /d/ when final or abutting on a consonant.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
An intervocalic s or sh shows a tendency to become lisped and voiced to d.
Intervocalic g is sometimes retained but generally it has disappeared, whilst after r and l it is still written.
A similar difference in pronunciation existed between antevocalic and intervocalic v, s and final f, s, see 33.A Middle High German Primer
- pronounced or situated between vowels