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Word: consonant

Definition: harmonious; in agreement; N.

Sentences Containing 'consonant'

/doj/, /kit/, /k'oj/, and /mit/ all lose their final consonant before the suffix /nu/, which indicates duration.
/ə/ is regularly inserted as an anaptyctic vowel to break up impermissible consonant clusters; whenever a sonorant is the second segment in a word-final consonant cluster, the cluster is eliminated by syllabifying the sonorant.
4-year olds are less successful at this task if the onset of the syllable contains a consonant cluster, such as /fr/ or /fl/.
A uvular–epiglottal consonant is a doubly articulated consonant pronounced by making a simultaneous uvular consonant and epiglottal consonant.
Affixation also creates consonant clusters.
Also, the consonant letter ( and ) is placed between and in the North when pronounced , but after all consonants (after ) when used as a placeholder indicating a null initial consonant (for syllables that begin with a vowel).
Another form of nonconcatenative morphology is known as "transfixation", in which vowel and consonant morphemes are interdigitized.
At Love's trial he declared that "whatsoever is not consonant to Scripture in the Law of England, is not the Law of England".
Consonant differentiation is called "I'jam" (or "naqt").
Following a soft consonant, is centralized to as in тётя ('aunt').
Hefei, and other Jianghuai mandarin dialects, along with Taiyuan and other Jin dialects has gone through the process of a glottal stop replacing consonant endings.
However, the four-consonant limitation persists in the syllable onset.
If is considered a consonant in the coda position, then words like айва ('quince') contain semivowel+consonant clusters.
If the initial consonant were aspirated, then *Qhera- would have become "Thera-" in later Greek.
In a consonant cluster, one consonant ends the preceding syllable and the rest start the following syllable.
In all cases, the syllables are consonant initial, and diphthongs do not occur in the coda.
In all contexts other than after a vowel, is considered an approximant consonant.
In certain cases, this syncope produces homophones, e.g. костный ('bone') and косный ('rigid'), both are pronounced . Another method of dealing with consonant clusters is inserting an epenthetic vowel (both in spelling and in pronunciation), , after most prepositions and prefixes that normally end in a consonant.
In many dialects, sequences of with a dental consonant result in retroflex consonants.
In other dialects fortis consonants are realized as having greater duration than the corresponding lenis consonant, invariably voiceless, ‘vigorously articulated,’ and aspirated in certain environments.
In the North, consonant vowel digraphs are treated as letters in their own right and are ordered after the end of the simple consonant and vowel letters.
In this system, the nasal "ny" as a final element is instead written . The allowable consonant clusters are , , , , , , , , , , , and . Sample text and analysis.
In this way, open intervals can be more consonant.
Infants produce a variety of vowel- and consonant-like sounds that they combine into increasingly longer sequences.
It is characterized by more consonant harmonies, a less polyphonic texture and a waltz rhythm.
It represents the voiceless postalveolar affricate consonant, the same as the č in Serbo-Croatian and ç in Turkish and Albanian.
Kamora is indicating palatalization of the base consonant.
Most 3-4-year olds are able to break simple consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) syllables up into their constituents (onset and rime).
Most dialects have the segment glottal stop in their inventory of consonant phonemes; Severn Ojibwe and the Algonquin dialect have in its place.
Negative The negative suffix /men/ has two variants, /men/ after a consonant and /n/ after a vowel.
New Frisian breaking reduces the length of a long vowel by replacing it with a consonant and a vowel or semi vowel.
One of the most typical cases of the epenthetic is between a morpheme-final consonant and a cluster starting with the same or similar consonant (e.g. со среды 'from Wednesday' || + || → , not *с среды; ототру 'I'll scrub' || + || → , not *оттру).
Other than and , nasals and liquids devoice between voiceless consonants or a voiceless consonant and a pause: контрфорс ) ('buttress').
Paired consonants preceding another consonant often inherit softness from it.
Phonological descriptions of may also classify it as a consonant even in the coda.
R represents a rhotic consonant in many languages, as shown in the table below.
Reduplicated babbling contains consonant-vowel (CV) syllables that are repeated in reduplicated series of the same consonant and vowel (e.g., ).
Swedish is also notable for the voiceless dorso-palatal velar fricative, a highly variable consonant phoneme.
Terming a syllable "long by position" is equivalent to noting that the syllable ends with a consonant (a closed syllable), because Latin and Greek speakers in the classical era only pronounced a consonant as part of a preceding syllable when it was followed by other consonants, due to the rules of Greek and Latin syllabification.
The cobra-at-rest hieroglyph is used in the Ancient Egyptian language hieroglyphs for the alphabetic consonant letter dj, (not an Egyptian biliteral).
The original letter representing the voiceless postalveolar affricate consonant in Chechen was ç, but was changed to c̈ just as ş was changed to s̈.
The rime consists of a nucleus (usually a vowel or a syllabic consonant) with or without a coda.
There are 18 consonant phonemes, two of which, and , vary considerably in pronunciation depending on the dialect and social status of the speaker.
This may also happen in cases where only the following consonant is voiceless: череп ('skull').
To reduce the length of speech there are two systems to reduce consonant length.
Towards the Elbe region in the southeast, the language area is increasingly influenced by the High German consonant shift.
Verbs that begin with a vowel rather than a consonant are called I-weak.
When a preceding consonant is "hard", is retracted to . Formant studies in demonstrate that is better characterized as slightly diphthongized from the velarization of the preceding consonant, implying that a phonological pattern of using velarization to enhance perceptual distinctiveness between hard and soft consonants is strongest before . When unstressed, becomes near-close; that is, following a hard consonant and in most other environments.
When not following a soft consonant, is retracted to before as in палка ('stick').
는 ("neun") is used after words that end in a vowel and 은 ("eun") is used after words that end in a consonant.

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