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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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Age-related changes in consonant identification ability were found to persist after factoring out audiometric measures and therefore appear to reflect alterations in central auditory processing independently from hearing acuity.
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In order to see the effects of consonant and vowel parts of the evoked responses on the CVS-evoked response, individual consonant and vowel parts were also used in evoked potential recording by replacing either the vowel or consonant part with silence.
The phonological interpretation of fortis consonants is less obvious, and statements on them are more controversial.
Its cues are more perceptible prevocalically (consonant occurring before a vowel) than at preconsonantal (sound occurring before a consonant) position.24 Due to existence of a phoneme (specially a consonant) adjacent to stop, the stop's acoustic cues vanish.
Detailed results of feature selection for each consonant and corresponding accuracies are presented in Table-6.
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The discussion related to the consonant phonemes, appear the similarities in terms of the number between the consonants in MP (Description Adelaar, 1985) with the entire variant of ISP.
Because VOT characterizes consonant articulation, it has also been used in dental studies.