alveolar consonant

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Synonyms for alveolar consonant

a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

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To conclude--the chewing reflex is particularly important for the articulation of alveolo-palatal consonants [s], [z], [c], [dz] and alveolar consonants [sz], [z], [cz], [dz] followed by well-developed skills of: mouth closing, eating, distinguishing tastes and cosistency.
For successful speech-language therapy the swallowing pattern remains crucial since it allows the alveolar consonants [sz] [z] [cz] [dz] [l] [r] to appear and helps to prevent interdental articulation.
This strong statement was provided with a clearly laid out counterposition: "It would be controverted if, for example, a given language were shown to have dental and alveolar consonants which both had apical articulations" (Chomsky and Halle 1968: 312).