consonantal


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con·so·nan·tal

 (kŏn′sə-năn′tl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or having the nature of a consonant.
2. Containing a consonant or consonants.

con′so·nan′tal·ly adv.

consonantal

(ˌkɒnsəˈnæntəl)
adj
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) relating to, functioning as, or constituting a consonant, such as the semivowel w in English work
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) consisting of or characterized by consonants: a consonantal cluster.
ˌconsoˈnantally adv

con•so•nan•tal

(ˌkɒn səˈnæn tl)

adj.
consisting of or containing consonants.
[1785–95]
con`so•nan′tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consonantal - being or marked by or containing or functioning as a consonant; "consonantal sounds"; "a consonantal Hebrew text"; "consonantal alliteration"; "a consonantal cluster"
vocalic - being or containing or characterized by vowels; "vocalic sounds"; "the Gaelic language being uncommonly vocalic"- Walter Scott
2.consonantal - relating to or having the nature of a consonant
Translations

consonantal

[ˌkɒnsəˈnæntl] ADJconsonántico

consonantal

consonantal

[ˌkɒnsəˈnæntl] adjconsonantico/a
References in classic literature ?
To a present-day reader the verse sounds crude, the more so because of the harshly consonantal character of the Anglo-Saxon language; and in comparison with modern poetry it is undoubtedly unmelodious.
i) A combination of consonantal root with vocalic template which sometimes includes additional consonants, for example gadal 'grew up', higdil 'increased', gidel 'raised', and migdal 'tower', all of which are derived from the root [square root]gdl using the following templates: CaCaC, hiCCiC, CiCeC, miCCaC.
It is written on full "cynghanedd", the challenging system of consonantal correspondences and internal rhyme peculiar to the poetry-orientated Welsh language.
Note that all Semitic scripts, Hebrew and Syriac among them, share such peculiarities they are all consonantal and they all move from right to left, and yet there is one exception, a telltale exception.
(9) Note additionally that this feature is attested in Akkadian (see Table 1) and that the consonantal inventory of Ugaritic is closer to that of Classical Arabic than Canaanite, although few scholars have used this similarity to argue for an Arabo-Ugaritic subgroup.
Esses logatomas obedecerao aos principios da lingua e, nessa situacao, seguirao a fonotatica dos segmentos nas palavras que serao estabelecidas como muito frequentes, considerando-se ponto de articulacao consonantal e vozeamento.
Kaufmann incorporates two distinct language traditions - that of the copyist of the consonantal Hebrew text, and that of the scribe who provided it with vowel diacritics whose purpose is to aid pronunciation.
We know that the consonantal framework of words needs to be clearly articulated We should give special attention to word endings and to double consonants, for we never quite do justice to these in our daily speech.
The Estonian consonantal inventory is evaluated as relatively small against the typological background (p.
The [d] in "red" is linked consonantally to a [d] in each of the other three stanzas: "depends" in stanza 1, "glazed" in stanza 3, and "beside" in stanza 4; and outside of stanza 2, consonantal [n] links "upon" in stanza 1, to "rain" in stanza 3, to "chickens" in stanza 4, and consonantal [z] links "depends" in stanza 1, to "glazed" in stanza 3, to "chickens" in stanza 4.
Most consonantal contrasts are essential for successful communication and should therefore be preserved.