consonantal system

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Noun1.consonantal system - the system of consonants used in a particular language
phonemic system - the system of phonemes recognized in a language
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In this chapter, we find new corpus data on speech variability of consonants and a conclusion that "the consonantal system of Estonian is losing typical Circum-Baltic isoglosses, at the same time coming closer to currently dominating European languages" (p.
By contrast, it is comparatively easy to make safe claims about the consonantal system. Catford (1957: 73) is probably right in pointing out that most of the Scandinavian-based features in Shetland phonology have to do with consonants.
If the consonantal system devised by the authors of the present work seems poorly supported in many cases, the vowel system proposed for Proto-Altaic is even more radical and presents more problems.