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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.
7) It is the silent period represented in the doubled consonant sokuon as the consonant stop before the rearticulation of that consonant sound.
Her reading began, slowly, to improve, showing more fluency, stronger sight vocabulary, and at least limited ability to use initial consonant sounds and blends in decoding difficult words.
Likewise, both vowel sounds are more sonorous than the consonant sounds in the two words.
To get lipsync in time with the speech, I used a simple looping pattern of four mouth shapes, with a break from the repetition where obvious consonant sounds are made.
Consonant sounds not in the inventory of Spanish include the following:
Students begin by reviewing individual vowel and consonant sounds, and then learn consonant blends and vowel digraphs.
Different sounds stimulate different parts of the inner ear, allowing the brain to distinguish among various sounds, for example, different vowel and consonant sounds.
Coye that there is no reason for American performers to alter their ordinary American vowel and consonant sounds.
Phonic elements and patterns are introduced systematically, starting with short vowel sounds, initial consonant sounds, vowel principles, vowel teams, final consonant sounds, consonant digraph sounds, consonant blends and the letter `y' as a vowel.
Singers need to be reassured, for example, that they can allow the abundance of consonant sounds of the Germanic dialects, compared to the much more vocalic Romance languages, to exercise its full influence on the rhythm and articulation of the vocal line.
In prosody, the repetition of consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables.