What are consonants?
Consanants are a sound of the english language formed when breath is impeded either partially or fully during the course of its release.
The are crucial for in clear verbal communication and understanding a specific spoken word.
They can either be voiced or voiceless. Many have a partner sound, called cognates, that are made precisely the same way, but without vibration of the vocal sounds.
What are the Consonant Groups?
Stop-plosives, Continuants, Africates, and Glides
What are the various Stop-Plosives?
/ t d / / p b / /k g /
(tot did) (pop bib) (cap gap)
What are the Continuant examples?
/ m / / n / / ŋ /
(mom) (on) (sing)
/ l /
/ f v / / s z / / ɵ ð / / ʃ ʒ / / h /
(leaf leave) (bus buzz) (bath bathe) (rush rouge) (he)
What are some examples of Affricates?
/ ʈˌʃ dʒ /