fricative consonant

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Noun1.fricative consonant - a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
continuant, continuant consonant - consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
sibilant, sibilant consonant - a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
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Breath support is required in order to articulate a voiced fricative consonant with vibrancy.
Since pronunciation norms of the German language require voicing the voiceless fricative consonant "s" preceding a vowel, speakers were instructed to pronounce this sound as a voiceless one in the word "Sascha."
The voiceless fricative consonant phoneme MP *s regularly derived in ISP as *s, and is present in all word positions; beginning, middle and the end of the word.