stop consonant

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Noun1.stop consonant - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
obstruent - a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
implosion - the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
plosion, explosion - the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
labial stop - a stop consonant that is produced with the lips
glottal catch, glottal plosive, glottal stop - a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
suction stop, click - a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
continuant, continuant consonant - consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
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I'm talking about the insect, you dunderhead!" "Indeed, you are referring to the insect, whose English name is said to derive from the Middle English 'ante', in turn, from the Old English 'aemette', note the change of 'm' to 'n' since the bilabial nasal preceding a post-alveolar unvoiced stop is an awkward combination," he commented.
Moreover, even in Mesopotamia the cuneiform script itself is not helpful in distinguishing a voiced from an unvoiced stop for the signs in this entry, since NAB can be read as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], and BU as [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
The perception of various consonants that use VOT contrasts (e.g., the distinction between voiced and unvoiced stops /b/ and /p/) or formant trajectory discrimination (e.g., to identify stops within the voiced class such as /b/ from /g/) also relies on the extraction of cues across very short periods, between 5 and 50 ms, for effective perception [21].