Vocalization, or vocalisation (see spelling differences), may refer to:

  • Speech production
  • Vocal music
  • A type of animal communication involving their vocal cords
  • L-vocalization, a process by which an /l/ sound (a lateral consonant) is replaced by a vowel or semivowel sound
  • Use of diacritics to denote vowels:
  • Harakat, in the Arabic alphabet
  • Niqqud, in the Hebrew alphabet
Vocalization (also called vowelisation or diacritisation) serves an important role in Arabic and Hebrew to show the correct pronunciation, as normally the Arabic and the Hebrew alphabets don't supply enough information for readers. Similarly, Chinese and Japanese languages use pinyin or zhuyin (Chinese) and furigana (small hiragana symbols) (Japanese) for the same purpose - a phonetic guide.
  • Babylonian vocalization
  • Tiberian vocalization, an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient Hebrew

Other articles related to "vocalization":

Tiberian Vocalization
... The Tiberian vocalization (or Tiberian pointing, Tiberian niqqud Hebrew ניקוד טַבְרָנִי‎) is a system of diacritics devised by the Masoretes to add to the consonantal Masoretic text of the ... The Tiberian vocalization marks vowels, stress, and makes finer distinctions of consonant quality and length, and also serves as punctuation ...
Respiratory System - Physiology in Mammals - Metabolic and Endocrine Functions of The Lungs - Vocalization
... Vocalization, or singing, in birds occurs via the syrinx, an organ located at the base of the trachea ...
... A shout, scream, yell, shriek, hoot, holler, vociferation, outcry, or bellow is a loud vocalization in which air is passed through the vocal folds with greater force than is used in regular or close-distance ... possessing lungs, the preceding terms are usually applied specifically to human vocalization ...