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.
Thus, also included in the model was the interaction between final sonority and voicelessness, as voicing clearly only matters amongst the obstruent consonants.