1. English Consonant Sounds
2. What is a Consonant Sound? A consonant sound is that speech sound which is produced by stopping or blocking the air stream as it passes through the nose or mouth.
Twenty-four speech sounds have such characteristics
The position of the articulators will affect the consonant sound.
A consonant sound can be voiced or voiceless.
3. How Consonant Sounds are Produced?
Consonant sounds are classified into six groups depending on the way of their production. These groups are:
1. The Plosives
In producing plosives the articulators must contact with each other completely. The air is stopped and then released with a great force.
4. 2. The Nasals: Sounds are produced when the air stream is blocked in the mouth and escaped through the nasal cavity instead of the mouth cavity.
6. 4.The Affricates :
Affricates are really a plosive and a fricative combined together. The air is initially blocked, and then released through a narrow passageway like a fricative.
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