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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rhythm [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (b) Syllabic nasal ([F]) in a word-final syllable between /t-n/ and /t-s/ 1.
For example, it may be hypothesized that the final nasal in foreign [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which does not qualify as a sonority peak because the preceding [r] ranks lower in sonority, is perceived as syllabic due to its comparatively greater length: in terms of duration the [n] in foreign is similar to any other syllabic nasal preceded by a less sonorous segment (e.g.
Eme and Nwankwere (2012) show that in Standard Igbo, the length of certain vowels or syllabic nasals could be made to become longer as a phonetic, rather than a phonological event; geminates were not found.