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Borrowed from German Auslaut, from aus- ("terminal, out") + Laut ("sound").



auslaut (plural auslauts)

  1. (linguistics) The last sound of a word (word-final position) or syllable (syllable-final position).
    Antonym: anlaut
    Coordinate term: coda
    • 1890, George Allison Hench, The Monsee Fragments: Newly Collated Text, with Notes and a Grammatical Treatise:
      In the inlaut before consonants and in the auslaut the long spirant is shortened to h: auh, bauhnenti, bisnuih, ih, queh, gaquihta etc. and in tehmot 17, 16 of Latin origin.
    • 1928, J. P. Harrington, Vocabulary of the Kiowa Language:
      Examples also occur of the elision of the second element of the diphthong iH in word auslaut before 'H [...]

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