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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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Noise particularly affects the brain's ability to hear consonants, rather than vowels, because consonants are said very quickly and vowels are acoustically simpler, Kraus said.
Reconstructing Proto-Afroasiatic {Proto-Afrasian): Vowels, Tone, Consonants, and Vocabulary.
Thus, in the written records of Soikkola dialect, obstruents, strengthened due to the aforementioned conditions, have in most cases been marked as fortis consonants (as a fortis stop or voiceless sibilant), a half-long consonant or (less frequently) a short geminate that alternate within the paradigm either with a (partly) voiced lenis stop or (partly) voiced sibilant, e.
A typical peculiarity of these combinations is the fact, that they are frequently emerged as a result of adding of two consonants of additional word component to the existing combinations; usually, it is the consonants [v] and [s], more rarely - [k].
Despite the fact that spellings with double consonants are frequent in both Old and Middle English MSS, not all scholars recognize this notation as a potential indicator of vowel quantity.
Nineteen of the consonants (/p/, /t/, /k/, /f/, /[theta]/, /s/, /[integral]/, /If/, /b/, /d/, /g/, /v/, /[?
The Chhatthare Limbu phonological system does not allow all consonants to occur in all positions.
Acquisition of consonants (including clicks) and vowels in isiXhosa happens rapidly in typical development with a complete inventory of sounds acquired by the approximate age of 4 years (6,7)--possibly much earlier.
Mufwene (1985: 157) has claimed that nasal consonants before other consonants at the beginning of West African source words are not carried over into Gullah personal names.
In this category, only 2% of the syllables in the K-TEA-Brief cover Silent Consonants, compared to 18% of the WIAT-II.
The shift key gives vowel signs (' matra') and the ' halant' key joins consonants.
Ms Riley - a cheaper, younger, more attractive version of predecessor Carole Vorderman - has the taxing job of picking consonants and vowels out of a tray.