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When the lips are not tightly closed the sound produced is not a stop, but a spirant like the English w.
Spirant, spī′rant, n. a consonant which is fricative or continuable—opp.
Spirant, v like the ou in French oui, but later approximating to the w heard in some parts of Germany, Ed.
In twien b 210 from twiga the spirant has disappeared, as in monie b 168.

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