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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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Many cases have been documented of infixation of a copy of the initial consonant after the first vowel, as in Hopi (Riggle 2006), Pima and Tohono O'odham (e.
Like in Estonian, Votic and Karelian, gradation of the stops following a voiceless consonant is known in Ingrian, too.
For this, we developed the linguistic blocks, having standard root base and a set of flexions with different complexities and conditions of consonant combinations.
Following earlier studies, Eilers (1907: 4) obviously argues that double consonant graphemes in MS Junius 1 usually mark short vowels.
m/, /n/, /l/, and /r/) occur in leading and coda syllable positions, /h/ occurs only as a leading consonant, and /[eta]/ only as a coda.
It is pronounced as [b] if it occurs intevocalically or after a nasal consonant as in (19 b-c).
A comparative analysis of phonological acquisition of consonants in the speech of 2;5-6 year old Xhosa- and English-speaking children.
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 every word item, this study specifically looked at the frequency of the number of syllables, the syllable types, the consonant grapheme types, and the vowel types represented.
Our approach is to classify a given unknown character into its base consonant class using one decision tree and then into a specific vowel mark class using the second decision tree.
Although Kiswahili does not frequently have consonant clusters, when they occur they are to be found at the beginning of words or syllables.
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