continuant consonant


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Noun1.continuant consonant - consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
obstruent - a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
fricative, fricative consonant, spirant - a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
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To this end, the French speaker employs the process of enchainement (of which liaison and elision are variations) to convert closed syllables to open syllables and so free the syllabic vowel from the articulatory breath constrictions of a final stop or continuant consonant in the same syllable.
John Nix, "Lip Trills and Raspberries: 'High Spit Factor' Alternatives to the Nasal Continuant Consonants," Journal of Singing 55, no.
Because of differences in voice onset and aspiration, Jimenez and Garcia (1995), for example, found that Spanish-speaking children isolated word initial continuant consonants (e.