alveolar consonant

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Noun1.alveolar 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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They have cognates in PPD with ka- not followed by a retroflex or alveolar consonant.
is realized as a uvular or an alveolar consonant, but trill, fricative and approximant allophones are used in both environments by different speakers and in different regions.
Velar plosives will palatalize before front vowels, while alveolar consonants will palatalize before back vowels.