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TSL 3378 American English Consonants
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2 Introduction Consonants are speech sounds that are produced with significant blockage or complete obstruction of airflow through the oral cavity Consonants vary in their sonority More sonorous: Sonorant (resonant) consonants can serve as syllabic nuclei Less sonorous: Obstruents (nonresonant) [  ]
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3 Introduction Obstruents: Greater blockage of airflow Stops Fricatives Affricatives Sonorant Consonants: Less blockage of airflow Liquids Glides Nasals Obstruents can be voiced or voiceless on English Sonorant consonants are always voiced in English
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Features of Consonants Consonants are defined in terms of their: Voicing (Vocal fold activity) Voiced, Voiceless Place of articulation (Static location) Bilabial, Labiodental, Interdental, Alveolar, Palato-alveolar, Palatal, Velar, Glottal
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