nasal consonant

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Noun1.nasal consonant - a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closednasal consonant - a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
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Voiceless obstruents are not targets, as they are neither [+sonorant] nor [+voice], but nothing prevents them from assimilating nasality and surfacing as plain nasal stops, e.
This nasal spread pattern changed when voiced stops were reanalyzed as phonemes in Proto-Munduruku, creating new contrasts in the language, especially between oral voiced and nasal stops (23)c; yet, these contrasts are still neutralized in harmonic contexts because nasality targets both sonorants and voiced obstruents.
Languages possessing this contour type usually do not contrast nasal stops with (non-sonorant) voiced stops.