What's the word with several nearby consonants in your language?

In italian almost every word is one vowel/one consonant. These are the words: Tungsteno(tungsten), sanscrito(sanskrit)

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TIL In 1988, "R, S, T, L, N, E" were the letters the chosen for Wheel of Fortune's bonus round as nearly 45% of the English language contains atleast one of these consonants . slate.com/articles/arts/c…
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"Phantasm" and "phantom" come from the same Greek word (phantasma, "apparition, ghost"), but the latter word came through French which lost a lot of its "s" before consonants in the 11th century (same with "hôpital" for hospital or forêt for forest) etymonline.com/word/phant…
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[All In The Name] [Tea] A Man of Consonant Sorrow

Aliens, man. Done a blurb or two on what they do to prefectly functional language... -Shog


“Two things.” The Deputy Ambassador said to his designated security agent across the top of his cards, the words tinted by his home accent after drinking some of the Special Reserve he’d received earlier.

“First off, you’re cheating. Already. We go over this every time, Y-n'ghft. Every. Time. You’re not allowed to cheat until at least my third beer, or until I’m intoxicated enough to not notice it. And I know you can cheat better than that, anyway, because I’ve seen you make balloon animals out of space-time. The children at that brunch really appreciated that, by the way.”

“A̗̻t̼̯̯̩̗h̷͔̦g̡̗̙ ̲͇̣̜ͅb͔͍̬͍̟́u͎̥̬g҉͖̭̳̞̠͇ ͖̪̗̺̻͝s̞̳̳̥̪͟l̷l͙͎͕̫'̨̜̪̳̟͕̣h͞à̫̟ ̳͚̪͙̹k̸͚̯̙͚'͉͇̦͍ỳ̖̰̙̦̞̭̮a̜̬̳̲͞r̮͍̙n̲͉͕̬̝̲a̖k̷͈̘̬”, Y-n'ghft responded modestly. “f̬͙h̴̺̯a͙l̡̘̺̯m̸̖̖̠͈̲̳͈a̲͚̦ ̹̹̝̺͉͍͇tḥ̠͈͍̺̀r̳͕̮̟o̢̮͓d c͇̖̙̻͙̯̼h̹̪̻͍̺͈̗r̜̣̼i̛͖̻̹̼͙̻͈i̙̙͉̼͓̼̪͡ ̼̠vu̧l̳̤͙͙̳̳͢g̻̞̺̦̦͍t̟̫m͙͘,҉̗̣̰̱̘͇͉ ̭͙̥e͇̖̩͉̻̺p̢̘͙̖̺̦͎

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Why did modern Irish drop the dots over lenited consonants?

I know that when Irish orthography was modernized, it was decided to replace the older method of putting dots over lenited consonants with the new method of adding an "h". Does anyone know why this decision was made?

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Top 7 useful 'Korean Initial Consonant words' we use in texting ㄱㄱㄱ!

안녕하세요 여러분 가둘입니다~!

In Korea we use 'Initial consonants words' in texting a loot, because it is easy and convenient!

So in this video I would like to share ‘Top 7 useful Initial Consonants words

https://youtu.be/7d9A2uIP5Jc

Words you learn from the lesson [Pronunciations are in brackets]

  1. ㅇㅇ = 응 응[eung eung] = Yes
  2. ㄴㄴ = 노 노[no no] = No (Same as Eng)
  3. ㄱㄱ = 고 고[go go] = Let’s go or Let’s do it or Yes
  4. ㅂㅂ = 바 바[ba ba](바이바이) = Bye Bye
  5. ㅁㅊ = 미친[mi chin] = Crazy
  6. ㅇㄷ = 어디[eo di] = Where?
  7. ㅋㅋ, ㅎㅎ = Sound of laughing

Those are additional words from the comments. Thanks to all the people who shared~!

(I'm gonna make 'Part 2 video with more info' Thanks)

  1. ㄷㄷ or ㅎㄷㄷ= 덜덜 or 후덜덜 = Shiver with cold or fear or something amazing
  2. ㅈㅅ= 지성(죄송) = Sorry
  3. ㅊㅊ/ㅊㅋ= 추카추카(축하축하) = Congrats!
  4. ㅇㅋ= 오키 = OK
  5. ㅈㅈ= 지지 = GG
  6. ㅎㅇ= 하이 = HI
  7. ㅇㄴ= 아니= No But ㄴㄴ(노노=no no) is used more often
  8. ㄱㅅ= 감사 = Thank you
  9. ㄱㄷ= 기달(기다려) = Wait
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Girls' names ending in consonants, Boys' names ending in vowels

What are your three favorite girls' names that end in consonants/consonant sounds, and your three favorite boys' names that end in vowels/vowel sounds?

For girls I'd say Abigail, Eleanor, Heather

For boys I'd say Henry, Milo, Carlo

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How common are phonemic syllabic consonants, really?

I'm a conlanger by hobby and I consider syllabic r and n to be quite nice sounds, hence my main one having both of them, but it has made me notice that syllabics, even the "easiest" (I'm well aware that such a term is fraught with issues in linguistics) of them, resonants, are honestly extremely rare. Every single one of the PIE descendants lost them except one branch (Indo-Iranian), half of which got rid of them (Iranian) and the other half got rid of both nasals and merged the resonants into a syllabic r...which then quickly got deleted in every single prakrit and thus modern Indic language. Outside of that, I know some of the Slavic languages have them, Japanese has that weird syllabic uvular nasal, English sorta has them but they're not considered phonemic, and there's a few weird languages like Nuxalk.

Even in languages that do have them, they often aren't even viewed by their own speakers as actually being solely consonantal. English speakers would never once tell you tha

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Yet another vertical mode. Vowels are written as diacritics, consonants are tied to the central line.
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thats when i realised my aftername got 4 consonants in a row v.redd.it/t8uoa3wo3rg41
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What do you think of an a priori auxlang with 3 vowels, 9 consonants, and vowel glides?

Vowels: /a/ /i/ /u/

Consonants: /p/ /t/ /k/ /m/ /n/ /w/ /j/ /h/ /l/

Syllable structure would be:

- CVV and CVCV for the main vocab.

- V for markers.

- Double vowels not allowed, "paa".

- Possibly VC if I need more "special" words.

- Currently thinking of keeping the main "oligo" vocab at around 400 words. These would be "hints" for the other words.

Also, do you think diphthongs should be allowed or not? I'm leaning towards no.

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Are there any languages that have parts of speech that only end in consonants?

For instance, say there is a language that has nouns that can end in vowels or consonants, but verbs can only end in a consonant. Or a language that has adjectives ending in consonants or vowels, but nouns only end in consonants. Is that a possibility? Are there any documented languages like that?

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This is CS50's past puzzle of the day for Monday, 30 March 2020. The answer is a single word in English that ends in a consonant. Comment below to answer. Hint: figure out what the flags are first!
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Can you hear Spanish consonants?

I recently started teaching Spanish to English native Speakers and they told me something really interesting: they have trouble hearing consonants D and B in words like "ciudad" and "trabajo". Some of them even thought they were just silent!

I'm aware Spanish consonants are usually softer than their English counterparts but I would love to know if you Spanish learners have had similar experiences. Do you really not hear those sounds? Did you learn how to recognise them just by listening or did you have to work on this?

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Had a dream people on a server I administrate had a meme of emojis but they were cyan colored and the first consonant was replaced with B, and remembered a Belmontas. He's now a proper emote on the server.
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This says "A dog just told me a story" in a language I made that mainly consists of vowels (glides and the glottal stop are the only consonant sounds)
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Counting consonants and vowels in a string array

This is what i have, I can't seem to figure out why it doesn't actually count them multiple times but only once.

{ 
public static void main(String[] args)     
{ 
String[] newArray = new String[1]; 
int index =0; 
int vowelCount = 0; 
int consonantCount = 0;
for(index = 0; index < newArray.length; index++)         
{ 
System.out.println("Please enter your sentence");
newArray[index] = EasyIn.getString();         
} 
for(index = 0; index < newArray.length; index++)         
{ if(newArray[index].charAt(index) == 'a'|| newArray[index].charAt(index) == 'e'|| newArray[index].charAt(index) == 'i' || newArray[index].charAt(index) == 'o' || newArray[index].charAt(index) == 'u')             
{                
 vowelCount++;            
} if(newArray[index].charAt(index) >= 'a' && newArray[index].charAt(index) <= 'z') {                 
consonantCount++;             
}         
} 
System.out
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[XBOX] [NAE] Need 2 people to fill out a consonant 5 stack to grind ranked.

Lost 2/5 of our usual stack and looking for two to fill in. Already have a dedicated support/anchor and Entry/Roamer. Looking for people who can flex. GT is DTS LazyJoey if you want to message me on xbox or private message on here. Thank you :)

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Is there a hiatus for consonants?

Last semester I took a couple of linguistic classes and had asked my professor why it is 'an apron' but 'a car' (to which I had learned about the now-extinct word napron) and wondered if there is a term for adjacent consonant sounds in different syllables (/k'gæmən/, /mp'teʃən/) and if there are any languages which try to avoid it or have rules for when it happens.

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TIL the idea that Jehova is the name of God came from a mistranslation. Because Jews can't say the name of God, they used the consonants of the the name (JHVH in latin) mixed with the vowels from the word "adonai" (lord) as a shorthand, but 14th century Christian scholars didn't know this rule. en.wikisource.org/wiki/19…
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ELI5: Why is there a tendency to censor vowels in explicit language rather than consonants?
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If whistles were phonemes, would they be considered vowels or consonants?
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Set frequency of consonants

Is it possible, when using Custom Phonemes or Word Structure, to alter the frequency of specific consonant clusters? I see that when the language is generated, is gives a frequency number to each cluster, but I am wondering if I can manually change it?

For now it seems the only thing I can alter is drop off rate.

Also, is it possible to modify the amount of consonant:vowel ratio? Right now we can only do it for Vowel initial and vowel ending words

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French liaison when a word has two pronunciations: with and without the final consonant

In French linguistics a liaison is when you articulate the otherwise silent last consonant of a word, when this word is followed by a vowel. For instance "belles maisons" (beautiful houses) is pronounced /bɛlmɛzɔ̃/, whereas "belles alouettes" (beautiful larks) is pronounced /bɛlzalwɛt/.

What if a word, taken on its own, has two possible pronunciations: one in which the last consonant is articulated and the other in which it is silent. Do you still call the phenomenon described above a "liaison"?

For instance, in the familiar register the pronoun "elle" (she) can be pronounced as either /ɛ/ or /ɛl/: "elle part" (she is leaving) can be pronounced either /ɛpaʀ/ or /ɛlpaʀ/, but in "elle est partie" (she's left) the /l/ is always pronounced: /ɛlɛparti/. Does this constitute a liaison?

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The Tn̈áʔáq́u (Language From the Valley) Consonant Chart
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don't say it without annunciating the consonants
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The first word a newborn kid will always pronounce is “MÄ”. M is the only consonant you can produce by opening your mouth, and Ä is produced with a crying mouth.
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Boy names with double-consonant nicknames

Husband and I are trying to make a list. We have our favorite girl names figured out, and one boy name. The theme/pattern we both agree on is nicknames containing (for girls) or ending with (for boys) double consonants. We’re struggling to find a second back-up choice and would like a little help. We prefer more old fashioned names, for what it’s worth.

Examples would be: William — Will, Bill or Matthew — Matt... But we’re looking for less obvious ones than these.

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The consonant R in classical German singing and Singing cirtique request (Bei Männern)

Hello, this is a two-parter; first about the consonant R in classical German singing and secondly I would like to ask for some critique.
I train classical singing and opera and while my teachers want me to roll my R's (except perhaps in the end of words)in german, I prefer to sing with R's in the back of the throat or nearly silent as I show in theese recordings. I have failed to understand why this is incorrect, since that is how German is normally spoken I prefer to sing that way.
Why should one roll their R's while singing classical repetoir in German?

Here comes two recordings of Papagenos part in Bei Männern of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Recording 1 https://vocaroo.com/8JEH5jRjPxb
Recording 2 https://vocaroo.com/c7T1PFdYbv9

Which of the recordings are more pleasant and which is more correct?

Thank you

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Spotted at a botanical garden, I believe that it’s common name is four letters, consonant, double vowel, consonant
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The alphabet, but every consonant is replaced with cum.

A cum cum cum E cum cum. cum I cum cum cum cum cum O cum . cum cum cum cum U and cum . cum cum Y and cum .

Now I know my ABC. 26 letters, from A to cum .

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5 month old not making consonant sounds

I am a new mom to a wonderful baby girl who turned 5 months last week. She is hitting all of her gross motor milestones right on time, but she is still only cooing and not making consonant sounds.

This didn’t really bother me that much until I saw a video of her cousin who is just a few weeks older than her and she was babbling like crazy! Has anyone else here had a late “talker.” Should I be worried or am I just overreacting? We have her 6 month check up in a few weeks and I will bring it up to her doctor. I just know I am going to worry until then and need some advice or encouragement!

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Hello! I'm a beginner in Korean language and I have a doubt in pronouncing 히읗 받침 (final consonant for ㅎ)

I was able to pronounce 좋아요 (jo-ah-yo) and I also understood why it was pronounced that way.

But I'm unable to pronounce 촣너ㅣ. Can someone explain how do I pronounce and why should it be that way. Thank you ^^

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Mainstream consonants ugh
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Reproduction of Old Wilu Reference on Orthography - Consonants
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Another consonant please Rachel.
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Having trouble with the hangul basic consonants?

I just started learning Korean and so far it's going great but I'm now feeling frustrated with learning the consonants. The first consonant I learned which is both a k, and g sound is so confusing to me. Another consonant also has a k sound which makes it even more confusing to me. The lady in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcZ55RiQ3eY was talking about how the differences in pronunciation are subtle but different but no matter how hard I turn the volume up the sounds, sound the same to me and I can't tell the difference between the 2 at all. Can anyone help me understand the difference between the 2 pronunciations?

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Ghzish alphabet. This Cythraul conlang includes consonants as symbols on the 'y' axis and diacritic vowels on the 'y' axis. First row/column is in IPA
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The best Starfleet Captains have last names starting with a consonant and with the second letter “i.”

These captains spark joy:

  1. Pike
  2. Kirk
  3. Picard
  4. Sisko

These captains do not spark joy:

  1. Janeway
  2. Archer
  3. Georgiou
  4. Lorca

Exception to the rule: Captain Sulu

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Inherent a after initial consonants

I'd like to know whether any consonant can have an inherent / implied / unwritten a sound, or whether it's only some of them, or maybe whether, in practice, it's much more common with some consonants than others.

I got to thinking about this after reading a post on Twitter and wondering how many different ways it could be read if you didn’t know the words.

For example, it looks as though ว only takes inherent a before a handful of consonants – จ, ช น/ณ, ร, ล, ส.

Is there any known pattern to this?

Also (separate question) is it worth distinguishing cases like:

แสดง,

where the spelling treats the consonants as a cluster, from cases like:

มเหสี,

where the spelling treats the consonants as separate?

Is เมหสี even possible? Maybe the rule that ห cannot be a final consonant also means that it can’t be the second element in a cluster.

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Is there any sound difference between the plural forms of words that add “-i” (for consonant ending)?
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Incredibly rough consonant and vowel chart for lakhani
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What are some common, and uncommon words that you know do end in an consonant instead of a vowel?

So far, i only know "caos" . What are others words you also end in an consonant?

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Base 21 but it's alphabetical, only consonants and has eet attached to it

Instead of double letters like CBeet let's separate it into two words like Ceet beet

Example counts

(Beet) -> Ceet

Zeet Zeet -> Ceet Beet Beet

Yeet Zeet -> Zeet Beet

Yeet Yeet Xeet -> Yeet Yeet Yeet

Deet -> Feet

Get is at Deet Heet Seet

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Step by Step Pronunciation Course - Lesson 2 | Chinese Vowels and Consonants (initials & finals) youtu.be/a_cbgiy8-q0
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As a native speaker of English, I often wonder what it's like for people who don't understand the langauge. Like, imagine hearing the word "hamburger" as an audible blur of vowels and consonants. /r/languagelearning/comme…
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When a word end with a consonant, is that consonant pronounces when the next word starts with a vowel?

I am learning French (using Duolingo) and I noticed that for example this two words « est ouvert », I can notice that the speaker pronounce that last “T” in est, but in the case of « est grande » it does not. Is my assumption correct that when a word ends with a consonant and the next word starts with a vowel, that last consonant should be pronounced?. Thank you all in advance for your time and responses.

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Still can't decide on a name. I'm really bad at naming especially when it's important, and this is like the most important name ever. I really need one if I want to stop being called "she". Pls do your magic. Who is this German kid? I'd like the name to start with a consonant. 𝗠𝗮𝘆𝗯𝗲 no J tho.
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Malayalam’s unique ‘stop consonants’ and their link with Old Tamil

https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/malayalam-s-unique-stop-consonants-and-their-link-old-tamil-114685

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Although the Malayalam language forms a cornerstone of modern Kerala’s national identity, its role in framing this identity has been quite muted, especially compared to the rather vocal assertions of linguistic pride that have occupied a prominent place in the political rhetoric of its eastern neighbour, Tamil Nadu.

Malayalam’s linguistic character has generally received less attention in broad non-academic discourse, but it has also been overlooked by professional linguists working with Dravidian languages. This is most probably an unintended consequence of Malayalam itself (and not its literature) not receiving much attention from the general public.

This is unfortunate, as the Malayalam language shows numerous linguistic features that its sister languages

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How to instill good habits with Korean consonants in the beginning?

I can read Hangul fine, albeit very slowly, but I am finding it hard to ingrain the pronunciation. I've only been studying for a few weeks so it's natural that I'd be struggling, but I want to make sure I'm taking steps to try and distinguish the phonemes of Korean from the very beginning.

Right now, I'm working my way through TTMIK, Korean Made Simple and Darakwon's 2000 Essential Korean Words for Beginners.

I am finding I am struggling with:

double consonants

Aspirated and non-aspirated consonants (ㄱㄷㅂㅈ vsㅋㅌㅍㅊ)

Batchim

네 - Half the time it sounds like an 'n' sound, the other half it sounds like a 'd'.

Not pronouncing consonants at the end of the word. For example, the first word in my vocab book is 가족 . No matter where I look this word up, it sounds like they aren't pronouncing the final consonant. It sounds very strongly like '가조'. Not sure if I just can't hear it or not.

Basically, is there a course that I can take to really round out these issues before I pick up b

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English pronunciation - For words with "consonant+e+consonant+er", is there a rule for how to pronouncer the first syllable?

For example,

leper is not pronounced as lever or fever.

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Vowel and consonant mods

Hi, does any of you happen to have some good guides on vowel and consonant mods? I'm following this guide and I'm really struggling with the articulation section. It's probably cause I'm not an English native speaker and have a hard time picking up many nuances of the "valley girl" accent. I need a detailed guide with audio examples as phonetical descriptions of sounds don't help me much (English phonetics is like black magic for me, I never know how to pronounce something without hearing it first). I'd be really grateful if someone could help me out with this.

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Quan Claus is a fucking awful name. What a stupid fucking name. It has no flow whatsoever and it's literally just 2 of the same fucking harsh-ass consonant in a row like what the fuck. It just sounds bad, and it feels wrong to say. Like how does Leif Faris Claus roll off the tongue better you bitch?
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My consonants for Neo Indo-European, which are designed to replicate the shapes made to create their sounds.
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Malayalam’s unique ‘stop consonants’ and their link with Old Tamil thenewsminute.com/article…
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Consonants and vowels

So, I’m not a linguist, but I love learning languages and studying a little further into linguistics. So I was wondering, do consonants have a sound, like most learning apps say, or are they just obstructions for the vowel sound? I mean, a consoante have a sound per se?

Also, I’m really curious about this because of Italian. It’s said that double consonants in Italian have a longer sound. But if they’re just obstructions for the vowel sound, how can they be longer?

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How ridiculous would the name of your state/country be if every consonant was replaced by the letter "P" ?
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Does anyone have a Korean Minimal Pair list to share? Consonants specifically.

I'm sure all of us are well aware of Korean consonants and how difficult they can be to pronounce, especially for native English speakers. Characters such as ㅂ vs ㅃ vs ㅍ.

Books like Fluency Forever suggest finding "minimal pairs" using these consonants - identical or nearly identical words with just the one character changed to really emphasize the difference in sounds between the characters. I searched a bit online and wasn't really able to find a good list.

Has anyone here created or found a list that they'd like to share? I tried coming up with one myself but my vocabulary is pretty limited so they may not be the best words but I'll share mine to get the ball rolling.

  • 불, 뿔, 풀
  • 달, 딸, 탈
  • 지다, 찌다, 치다
  • 그다, 끄다, 크다
  • 사다, 싸다
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g before consonants and a,o,u

ive heard it being pronounced like a guttural r sound like in french or an arabic gh(غ) in many teaching cds and movies and series but in books they teach you to say it like an english g like in "go" does it differ in accents?

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The consonants and vowels of Paruha, more info in comment (sorry if you can't read it, the only pens I had were fat pens and my handwriting is bad)
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Hey check out my new conlang, it has three phonemes, two consonants /k w/ and one vowel /a/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwa…
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Hey everyone! Do you have to pronounce nasal sound when the vowel am/an/em/en etc. is followed by a vowel e.g. in cAMa, atentAMente, cANeta,chAMado, pequENo, INiciantes etc. - if yes, do you pronounce only the nasal a/e/i + vowel or you pronounce also the consonants n/m in-between?
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Consonants all around! My Home and Away run as Wales got a bit out of hand...
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I created a writing system based on Te Reo - Using the consonant-vowel pairs, Vowel letterforms are inspired by the tongues position in the mouth when you say them.
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Question about vowels and consonants

Obviously given that this is concerning Egyptian vowels, an exact answer is probably unknowable, but I was wondering if recent scholarship had any input.

Anyway, I am currently studying Persian which of course uses the Arabic alphabet, which is considered an abjad, descended from the Semitic abjads and therefore vicariously from Egyptian. While vowels are partially absent, there are letters that are effectively vowels; ا and ی and و for example can all signify sounds that we would call vowels. In that sense, the Arabic script is not a pure abjad, even though it would be more-or-less impossible to know (diacritics notwithstanding) what it sounds like just by looking at it without knowing the language(s). While I don't know the history of the Arabic script, I would assume that this is a later development.

Is it possible that Egyptian had a similar system in which some of the more common consonant signs were also used to represent vowels? It would certainly seem like Egyptian had an in

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No word has three consonants in a row.

Just try to prove me wrong

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Is there a term that describes words with double consonants in the middle?

I've searched grammar and spelling sites but can't find anything that categorizes such words (ex., little, shuttle, pepper). Not words with inclusive prefixes/suffixes such as prepping and illogical.

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Frication of “tw” consonant cluster in English

So I’ve noticed that I pronounce words like “twin” and “twice” with a fricative sound at the start, something like [ˈt̠ɹ̠̊˔ʷw̥ɪn] and [ˈt̠ɹ̠̊˔ʷw̥aɪs] respectively. Is this a regular feature of American English? If so, why does this occur? Is it related to the frication of “tr” and “dr” in AE (and other varieties)? I’ve tried looking it up but haven’t found anything. Thanks!

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Step by Step Pronunciation Course - Lesson 2 | Chinese Vowels and Consonants (initials & finals) youtu.be/a_cbgiy8-q0
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Every consonant’s pronunciation has a vowel in it.
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People always talk about how 'Y' is sometimes a vowel but never how 'U' is sometimes a consonant, like in the word 'User'

You don't say 'We made an user interface", you say "we made a user interface" because the 'U' at the beginning of 'user' is a consonant, not a vowel, since it's pronounced just like the 'Y' in words like 'yourself'

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Your reading has been restricted to NES manuals you only read the consonants of
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Is there a guide for consonant shifts among indo-european languages?

I was talking to someone from Italy about a word in Italian that was somewhat similar to an English word, but a few of the consonants were off. I’ve noticed the same consonants being off in similar situations in the past, and I wonder if maybe there’s a chart where I could learn all the related consonant sounds between IE languages. I want to see if knowing these shifts could help me make more sense of languages I don’t know if I’m met with them in the world.

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Pronunciation of hard and soft consonants in Russian. Very useful! youtu.be/194ZRB39980
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TIL That not all Spanish speakers roll their ‘Rs’. The Costa Rican dialect does not have a trill, and instead they pronounce ‘Rs’ as an approximant consonant, much like in English. costaricaguides.com/artic…
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Follow-up to previous post: Each syllable is color-coded to more clearly see phonemes. Initial consonants are red, vowels are green, and final consonants are blue.
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Why do minor thirds sound more dissonant than major thirds melodically, but more consonant harmonically.

Playing the intervals side by side at random pitches seems to show this to be true. Why?

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is there a chart to inital & final consonants of english?

learning vietnamese, i noticed that a lot of letters are either only initial or only final consonants. I then noticed that english exhibits many of the same features. Even taking the word "english" you wouldn't make a word that starts with 'ng' or start/end a word with 'ngl’

how would i find more on this?

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Affricate consonants in Japanese

So I’ve been curious about affrication since I learned that my dialect of French (I’m from Quebec) actually pronounces [t] and [d] as affricates before vowels [i] and [y] and because I’m learning Japanese I wanted to know more about the affricates in the language. Does anyone know of any resources (preferably on the internet) that talk about affricates in Japanese ? I can read both French and English, and a bit of Japanese.

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How do your syllabaries adapt to consonant clusters?

Those of you whose conlangs use a syllabary as their writing system, how do your syllabaries adapt to consonant clusters?

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Long and Short Consonants

Can someone help explain the difference in pronunciation for words like "tak" vs "takk" and "måte" vs "måtte"? I think I understand to a degree but I'll explanations I've seen only confuse me more.

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The consonant R in classical German singing and Singing cirtique request (Bei Männern)

Hello, this is a two-parter; first about the consonant R in classical German singing and secondly I would like to ask for some critique.
I train classical singing and opera and while my teachers want me to roll my R's (except perhaps in the end of words)in german, I prefer to sing with R's in the back of the throat or nearly silent as I show in theese recordings. I have failed to understand why this is incorrect, since that is how German is normally spoken I prefer to sing that way.
Why should one roll their R's while singing classical repetoir in German?

Here comes two recordings of Papagenos part in Bei Männern of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Recording 1 https://vocaroo.com/8JEH5jRjPxb
Recording 2 https://vocaroo.com/c7T1PFdYbv9

Which of the recordings are more pleasant and which is more correct?

Thank you

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