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English Language

As we already know, there are forty-four speech sounds on English. While twenty of them is vowels, the remaining twenty four are consonants. A consonant is produced with the flow if air from the lungs is in erupted somewhere in the ducal clarity (mouth). A consonant is therefore a speech sound which produced with the obstruction of airstream is. The obstruction could be ‘partial ‘or ‘total’, The important thing about the production of a consonant, therefore, is that there is always a degree of obstruction of the airstream from the lungs. The degree of obstruction of air is one of the three important factors used in classifying the English consonants.\

 

These factors are usually considered in the classification of consonants. These are:

Place of articulation.

Manner of articulation.

State of glottis.

Here are the lists of consonant sound with examples.

/p/  as in pan,prefect,nap

/b/ as in bud, rubber, rubs.

/t/  as in tea, seat, heater.

/k/  as in come, marking, pack.

/d/  as in dip, hide, riddles.

/g/   as in get, target, rag.

/f/    as in fork, suffer, cough.

/v/    as in van, river, live.

/0/    as in anthem, think, both.

/∂ /     as in this, father, breathes.

/s/    as in sip, racing, place.

/z/    as in Zink, razor, has.

/S/    as in ship, lashes, fish.

//   as in genre, vision, garage.

/h/    as in hat, behave

/tS/     as in cheap, richer, teach.

/d/ as in  joy, rejoice, page.

/l/     as in lock, follow, sell.

/r/    as in rag, borrow,______

/w/   as in win, rewind,______

/j/     as in yes, _______.

/m/   as in man, remain, him.

/n/    as in net, runner, rain.

/J/  as in singer, bang, ______

 

See also

INFORMAL LETTER AND FORMAL LETTER

ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

INFORMAL LETTER

MODAL FORMS OF VERB

Positive statement to Negative

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