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cluster

 [klus´ter]
a group of similar objects, events, or other elements in close proximity.
suicide cluster a group of suicides in which one seems to set off others.

clus·ter

(klŭs'ter),
A group of similar or identical objects occurring naturally in close proximity (as grapes) or so assembled (as beads).
[O.E. clyster]

cluster

A generic term for any of the regions in the UK (Eastern, North East, North West and West Midlands, London, and Southern) created after consultation with Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) on how to best deliver local Information Technology solutions as part of the NHS Care Records initiative.

clus·ter

(klŭstĕr)
A group of similar or identical objects occurring naturally in close proximity (as grapes) or so assembled (as beads).
[O.E. clyster]
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Concluding consonants or consonant clusters enjoy "speaking" in any rests that follow text, depending on the meaning of the text, the speed of the text and whether there is punctuation or not, or what kind of punctuation there is preceding the rests.
Moreover, we consider that more research is needed on the actual relevance of final consonant clusters given the results obtained in this study.
- - !/* - - pw, p'w, bw, tw, t'w, dw, /w/ + - - + * - + + + kw, k'w, gw, mw, sw, zw, fw, s'w pj, p'j, bj, tj, + + t'j, kj, k'j, gj, mj, nj, zj, sj, s'j, jk', ?j, rjgj Consonant Cluster s *Roots, *Roots, Morpheme Borrows Boundaries (*) (!) /p/ pk, pm, np rp /p'/ p't /b/ rb tp, pt, kt, /t/ tm, tn, nt rt, tn, nt tt' /t'/ /d/ /k/ zk, pk, fkw, rk zkw /k'/ /g/ mg rg /m/ mg, mf, pm, lm tm, lm /n/ np, nt, tn, tn, nt ns'k, nzj /[??]/ rp, rb, /r/ rt, rk, rg /l/ lm, lw, ls, ?l lh, lm /s/ ls, ss /z/ nzj, zkw wf", mf, fh, /f/ fkw /s'/ /?/ ?w, ?l /?/ /h/ fh lh ?w, lw, wj, fkw, zkw /w/ nzj From these data we can make the following generalizations about Ganza phonotactics:
In contrast, here it is proposed that tt from /VttV/ was first applied to cases of intervocalic single /t/, then to tit in initial position, and finally to III in consonant clusters. Each step has a reasoned explanation.
The analysis shows that except for /rj/ sound all consonants and possible bi-partite consonant clusters can be marked as the onset of a syllable which implies that Tanawal dialect follows the principle of maximal onset.
In choosing the words, care was taken to include words with various types of syllables, for example, words that do not change phonologically, words with consonant clusters in the initial, mid and final positions, words with consonant geminates, vowel hiatus and long vowels.
consonant cluster) ANOVA on the percentage of correctly spelled words was performed.
In this model, special multi-letter rules are needed to read complex consonants and complex vowels, whereas consonant clusters can be read by simple rules because the numbers of phonemes and letters are the same.
Most of the time, the composer has separated each syllable correctly; however, when voiced consonant clusters are involved, it is important to make sure that they are voiced on the right pitches.
There are 25 plurals with word initial consonant clusters. They neither have an initial vowel nor an epenthetic vowel to break up the consonant clusters;
In Soikkola Ingrian, the alternation trends are represented by weakening of a geminate stop into a single stop, loss and replacement of a single stop, weakening of a stop-ending consonant cluster into a geminate, loss and replacement of a stop in a consonant cluster (see Table 1).
More than one consonant at one edge of the syllable is called consonant cluster.