voiceless consonant


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a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords

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He thought this was due to sound change within Khotanese wherein intervocalic voiceless consonants became voiced:
The duration of the last syllable vowel is the shortest in the word purronikadoks (V5 = 60 ms), which is probably due to the following voiceless consonant cluster.
Placing emphasis on the final voiceless consonant /k/ would not require the addition of the vowel.
Recall from the discussion after (4) that voiceless consonants like [p] only occur alter short secondary vowels, whereas voiced consonants like [b] occur after the long secondary vowels.
preterite indicative was extended, the voiceless consonant followed suit.
In the syllable onset, the relation between a mora and sonority seems to be reversed: it is rather voiceless consonants than voiced consonants which share a mora with the following vowel.
Singing three words, such as in "a short phrase," we alternate vowel, voiceless consonant, vowel, voiceless consonants, vowel, and voiced consonant, requiring not only multiple changes in the position of the articulators, but also three onsets and three releases of the tone itself (Figure 2).
This happens first of all on syllable or word boundaries where a prevocalic /z/ is preceded by a voiceless consonant.
In the punctuating particle desu, the voiceless consonant /s/ devocalizes the /u/ vowel, essentially dropping the vowel sound and resulting in [des].
In "aspirating" languages, they assigned the lowest numeric value to the traditionally labelled voice consonants ([1spread glottis]), and the highest value to the traditionally labelled voiceless consonants ([9spread glottis]).
Presence or lack of intervocalic voicing of voiceless consonants doesn't differentiate UK accents, social classes or the sexes.
Attention should also be paid to the shortening or "clipping" effect of voiceless consonants following English vowels.
Back consonants appear after the presence of front consonants, as voiced consonants occur after voiceless consonants.
The rhotic hence tends to devoice after voiceless consonants such as [k], and dental [d] and [t] assimilate regressively to the rhotic, resulting in [tr], an alveolar quasi-affricate sound.