velar consonant

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Related to velar consonant: dental consonant
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Noun1.velar consonant - a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
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Figure 2 displays acoustic vowel space values ([Hz.sup.2]) calculated from Ft and F2 formant frequencies of the vowels /i/, /u/, and /a/ produced in labial, alveolar, and velar consonant contexts during OFF-stimulation and ON-stimulation.
Alternate between dental and velar consonants. Substantial movement of the tongue base can also be accomplished by alternating between prepalatal [[??]] and bright [a].