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consonant in Linguistics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconsonantcon‧so‧nant1 /ˈkɒnsənənt $ ˈkɑːn-/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 SLa speech sound made by partly or completely stopping the flow of air through your mouthvowel2 SLAa letter that represents a consonant sound. The letters ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, and sometimesy’ represent vowels, and all the other letters are consonants.
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consonantIf the language has long and short vowels and consonants, this will affect the rhythm of the language.It is also good articulation and crisp, clear consonants.Some phonologists maintain that a syllabic consonant is really a case of a vowel and a consonant that have become combined.I couldn't get my tongue around the consonants.The outline should include phonemic contrastive charts of the consonants and vowels.The consonants are grouped together phonetically, depending on the kind of sound they make.The second group causes most of the difficulties in spelling with consonants.