obstruent

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a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth

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In our analysis, we limited the comparison to (single) obstruent consonants and found that a higher percentage of female names ended in voiceless obstruents, 85.4%, than male names, 79.3%.
Thus, also included in the model was the interaction between final sonority and voicelessness, as voicing clearly only matters amongst the obstruent consonants. Overall, the model returns [r.sup.2]= .51, p < .0001.