vowel vs consonant

vowel

Definitions

noun

  1. a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
  2. a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel

Examples

After blending consonants and vowels, syllables are blended into words and words are used in meaningful sentences.

The prototypical noun may be (though need not be) quite long, stress will fall early in the word, the stressed vowel will be non-front, and the final consonant (if an obstruent) will be voiceless.

Palatalized and plain consonants do not contrast in words with non-pharyngeal vowels.

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consonant

Definitions

adjective

  1. involving or characterized by harmony
  2. in keeping

noun

  1. a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
  2. a speech sound that is not a vowel

Examples

After blending consonants and vowels, syllables are blended into words and words are used in meaningful sentences.

The present study investigated how children spell words that contain silent consonants as their final letter.

The prototypical noun may be (though need not be) quite long, stress will fall early in the word, the stressed vowel will be non-front, and the final consonant (if an obstruent) will be voiceless.

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