dental consonant

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Related to dental consonant: alveolar consonant
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: consonant - a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
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The third person non-singular agent prefix is <-n> if it is followed by a dental consonant as in (36).
A whole class of other words are derived from tarra, by replacing the consonant "t" with a sister dental consonant "d", "th", "t", etc.
Note that syllabically a combination of two consonants of the base with the dental consonant of the suffix yields an unacceptable sequence.