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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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The citations above illustrate the ways in which the assemblage of variegated mobile elements in "Thirty and Five Books" move in multiple directions simultaneously from and toward "The beginnings of things" when "vowels" are "unwritten" and when "False vocalization of the consonantal text" is transcribed; and toward a seemingly opposite direction--into "this America" where "Guatemalan, Korean, African-American / sixteen year olds working check-out lanes" in the mist of "Hard and noisy enunciation.
hu = um, emquanto = enquanto, nao = nao); vocalic and consonantal groups have been modernized as follows:
Very few scholars will now use u of the manuscripts when it is consonantal, so why keep to the non-discriminatory i, when the fricative is intended, e.
Where necessary it is assumed that consonants have the feature consonantal and vowels the feature vocalic.
In response to my gestures, he played and sang in hauntingly melodious tones heightened by consonantal clicks.
It generally has a consonantal rhyme scheme a-b-c-b in quatrains of eight-syllable lines.
By sheer combinatorics, Bohas and Bachmar arrive at the number of (26 x (26-1)) : 2 = 325 possible "etyma"--w and y are excluded from the total of 28 Arabic consonantal phonemes as "extensions" of the labial b and the coronal t, respectively.
Based on etymological equivalents between Vietnamese and its neighbouring languages, Haudricourt (1954; 1961) established that Vietnamese tonemes originate in earlier consonantal contrasts, and suggested similar mechanisms for Chinese.
Campbell Weak declension Nouns of Dental relationship stems Hogg Consonantal stems (r-stems) (p-stems) fin-stems: on-stems, Fn- stems all the equivalents of Campbell's minor declensions) Campbell Stems in Indo-European nd-stems Athematic nouns -es-, -os- Hogg s-stems nd-stems Root-stems Table 4.
each of them symmetrically followed by one consonantal phoneme .
The volume begins with five articles on historical issues of diachronic linguistics, including consonantal sound changes in Old Low German, the multifuncitonality and polysemy of the verb kriegen in Low German, the emergent transition of Middle Low German into Dutch, and the morphological phenomenon Einheitsplural and the historical transition to contemporary Low Saxon.
22-43) outlines the major phonological changes from Latin to modern Italian, which includes transformations in the consonantal and vocalic systems, processes that alter syllable structure, and changes to the stress system.