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Consonant

English Language

CONSONANT

The crowding of consonant sounds within the same environment before the insertion of a vowel sound in words is consonant cluster. It is the coming together of more than one consonant sound in a word. It can be easily identified if the transcription is done. It can appear at different locations – initial, medial or final position, but the common ones are initial and final position. It can be expressed as (ccc) (vccc) that is 3 consonants may come before vowel and up to 2 consonant may follow the vowel. Examples 2 consonant clause words   Initial (ccv)                                                          Medial (vccv)                                                     Final (vcc) Play                                                                        after                                                                      shift /plei/                                                                     /a:fta/                                                                   /sift/ Twinkle                                                                master                                                                  risk /twiokal/                                                             /ma:ster/                                                            /risk/   Consonant cluster words Initial (cccv)                                                        Final ( Strength                                                              texts /stregke/                                                             /tesk/ Strong                                                                   ask /str3g/                                                                  /a:sk/   Initial Skw                                                                        Kw Squander                                                            queen Square                                                                  equality Squash                                                                 quench Squad                                                                   quiet Squalor         … Read More »CONSONANT

English Language

CONSONANT

The English consonant are (24) twenty four. A consonant is a speech sound which is produced with obstruction of airstream. The obstruction could be “partial” or “table”. For instance, when consonant like /p/ is produced, the flow of air is obstructed by the lips. The obstruction here is called a total obstruction because the flow of air is completely obstructed for a while. But when consonant like /f/ is produced, the flow of air is partially obstructed by the lower lip and the upper teeth.   The important thing about the production of a consonant, therefore, is that is always a degree of obstruction of the air is one of the three important factor used in classifying the English consonants. Classification of Consonant. These are: (i)         Place of Articulation (ii)        State of Glottis (iii)       Manner of Articulation The following are the twenty four consonant sound. P, b, t, d, k,… Read More »CONSONANT

English Language

THE VOWEL AND THE CONSONANTS

Vowels: There are twenty vowels in the English Language. They include twelve pure vowels and eight diphthongs. Pure vowels /i:/ Seat, Cheap, Sheep /i/ sit, chip, ship /e/ set, bread, friend /ᴂ/ Sat, Chat, match /a:/ Far, pass, father /ɔ/ Dog, hot, what /ɔ/ port, Lord, ward /u/ full, pull, would /u:/ fool, pool, coup /Λ/ fun, cut, tongue /ᴈ:/ first, nurse, word /ə/ again, away, forget   Diphthongs /ei/ eight, gate, stable /əv/ go, boat, toe /ai/ bite, fight, die /au/ how, south, doubt /ɔi/ boy, oil, toy /iə/ fear, hear, cheer /eə/ fare, hair, bare /əu/ sure, poor, tour   Consonants: There are twenty-four consonants in the English Language. They are /p/ People, deep, stipend /b/ ball, debate, mob /t/ take, mistake, boat /d/ do, admit,mad /k/ can, kettle, suck /g/ gun, bag, again /ts/ church, watch, butcher /d ɜ/ judge, joy, bridge /f/ fever, safe, father /v/… Read More »THE VOWEL AND THE CONSONANTS

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