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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]
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It includes "most consonant sounds, appropriate consonant cluster simplification, vowel length distinctions and nuclear stress" (Jenkins 2000: 132).
Most consonant sounds of English, however, can occur in the coda and strings of consonants in the coda are common as in ilk or apt.
For example, the entering first grader may initially write using random letters before beginning to use initial consonant sounds for words.
When a syllable is followed by the sub script tsu, its vowel devocalizes and the consonant sound of the following syllable is doubled.
You may lose the ability to hear the higher-pitched voices of women and children, and begin to confuse consonant sounds (for example, instead of hearing "fat" you might hear "cat").
There are inconsistencies causing complications such as the initial consonant sounds associated with c and g and with consonant digraphs such as ph, ch, th, and sh, which must be afforded additional attention.
One of those tasks that has improved recently is the identification of phonemes--the vowel and consonant sounds of speech.
The newspaper "Tona ilbo" cited the opinion of Cho Chon Don Uk, a professor at the University of Chungcheon-Pukto Province, and after analyzing the vibration, noise and amplitude in the pronunciation of a number of consonant sounds by the leader of the DPRK, the scientist claimed that Kim "may have problems with his kidneys rather than his heart or lungs."
As well as suffering from tinnitus, Soozie, a former theatre worker,was struggling to hear certain consonant sounds. It had led to her having to ask people in shops to repeat themselves, but she was impressed with the testing process offered at Amplifon.
The opening lines of "Head and Bottle", for example, repeat the consonant sounds of "l", "s" and "m" across the first line, and again in the second line.
Such communications would not have required a language like that of modern humans, Bower wrote, but simply vowel and consonant sounds with shared meanings.
These results show that individuals can be taught consonant sounds in part by watching 3D tongue images.