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This refers to when two or more consonants occur together in a word without a vowel between them. E.g. street, slump etc. It can be found at the beginning (initial) middle (media) or end (final) of words,

In many Nigerian languages, there are no consonant clusters, but in English, there may be initial cluster of two, three or four consonant in a word without an intervening vowel.

Two consonant sounds in initial position: examples are bride, dwell, crime, flame, spice, play, crop etc.

Crust                     /krᴧst/                                                  trickle                    /trikl/

Stay                       /stei/                                                     cradle                    /greit/

Scheme                /ski:m/                                                 graph                    /grᴂf/

Fruit                       /fru:t/                                                   prince                   /prins/

Tree                       /tri:/                                                      drop                      /drↄp/

 

ONLINE WORK

Give eight examples of consonant clusters in the initial position and transcribe your examples.

 

See also

SUMMARY WRITING

CONSONANT SOUNDS

ADJECTIVE AND VERBS

UNSEEN POEM

UNSEEN PROSE

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