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con·so·nant

(kon'sŏ-nănt)
A speech sound produced by partial or complete obstruction to the flow of air at any point in the vocal apparatus.
[L. consono, to sound together]

con·so·nant

(kon'sŏ-nănt)
A speech sound produced by partial or complete obstruction to the flow of air at any point in the vocal apparatus.
[L. consono, to sound together]

consonant,

n a conventional speech sound produced, with or without laryngeal vibration, by certain successive contractions of the articulatory muscles that modify, interrupt, or obstruct the expired airstream to the extent that its pressure is raised.
consonant, semivowel,
n consonants that are like vowels both perceptually and physiologically.
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Furthermore, no combinations of consonant sounds appear in the syllable coda in Gullah names from West Africa.
Examples like this typically involve combinations of consonant sounds at the right or left edge of a word which in English cannot be pronounced without an intervening vowel.
Even though he's not yet ready to recite Hamlet's soliloquy or Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech, he's making up for his lack of linguistic sophistication by practising his vowel and consonant sounds - virtually non-stop.
In the 1st grade, the children learned the rest of the consonant sounds and concentrated on writing sentences through introductions to illustrated songs and poems.
Different sounds move to the population of hair cells in different ways, thus allowing the brain to distinguish among various sounds, for example, different vowel and consonant sounds.
Standard "pig Latin" transforms an English word by relocating all consonant sounds (if any) before the first vowel sound from the beginning to the end of the word, and then appending the sound -ay.
Multiple skill levels reinforce long and short vowels, explore beginning blends and practice consonant sounds.
which indicates that SLI involves a deficiency in perceiving the rapidly changing acoustic frequencies of certain consonant sounds, such as "ba" and "da.
The complete speech tutorial also includes interactive exercises on conversational English and words that sound alike, and text on vowel and consonant sounds.
At 4 months of age, babies mirror the musical tastes of their elders by showing a clear fondness for consonant sounds and an abiding dislike for dissonant sounds, according to Zentner and Kagan's study.
Choose consonant sounds to pump up the "Pipe Organ," and squirt letters in the "Mushroom Underworld" to practice phonics, letter recognition and alphabetizing.