By means of these characters they easily make themselves understood and convey their ideas marvelously, he who reads supplying, with much skill and facility, the consonants which are lacking.
Final consonants are suppressed in all forms of expression: accordingly cantar is written KATA ca ta; barba, BABA ba ba.
This will be seen from its alphabet, which is as follows: The three vowels serve as five, and are: A I O a e i o u The consonants are only twelve, and in writing are used with the vowels in the following form.
Consonants that appear double to the eye are common enough.
In Latin, the length of the syllable is determined by the length of the vowels and consonants combined.
He studied carefully the mechanism of his verse and experimented endlessly with verbal and musical effects, such as repetition, and monotone, and the selection of words in which the consonants alliterated and the vowels varied.
For example, in Arabic the three consonants k-t-l (katl) represent the abstract notion of the act of killing.
The next thing we see is that even the consonants do not generally remain the same, but that in place of one such letter in one language, another of a sound very like it appears in the other language.
But in Semitic languages the root consists of the consonants only, and the inflexions are produced by internal changes, changes of the vowels which belong to a consonant.
But the relative importance of vowels and consonants is very different in different classes of language.
The first thing we begin to see is the fact that the consonants form, as it were, the bones of a word, and that changes of a vowel are, as a rule, comparatively unimportant provided these remain unaltered.
Again, and for similar reasons, it is probable that in many cases, if not in all, the original texts were written without any clear division of the consonants into words.
This change consisted in the insertion into the original text of certain consonants which had come to be also used to express vowel sounds: e.
Go on with the other letters in the same way: shew them the vowels after the consonants and analyze each one.
We then by the same means marked the distinction between vowels and consonants with a tune that was longer and rather more difficult.
Yet this inability to combine consonants with one another is, perhaps, the rule rather than the exception in language.
In respect to its sounds, it has the credit, even in Caucasus, of being the most harsh and disagreeable language of the Caucasian area; consonants being accumulated, and hiatus being frequent.
Double consonants followed by a vowel must be pronounced really double, as in Italian.
The kind of assonance avoided was identity of final sounded consonants in successive words, e.
From a box containing four of each of the vowels and two of each of the consonants the letters were chosen by chance for a four-letter, a five-letter, and a six-letter word in turn.
Their vowels, and initial and final consonants were so varied within a single series as to eliminate phonetic aids, viz.
If we do so in speaking, surely we may lop off the many vowels and the consonants and speak, conversationally--on several tones.
Pali is a sonorous and harmonious language which avoids combinations of consonants and several difficult sounds found in Sanskrit.
The language of the canon is a variety of Prakrit, fairly ancient though more modern than Pali, and remarkable for its habit of omitting or softening consonants coming between two vowels, e.
Differences in accentuation and in the environment of vowels or consonants regularly developed different stems in different parts of some verbs.
L became u before the dental consonants d, s, t in most of the dialects.
Furthermore we must separate single consonants from consonant groups: the latter resisted change better than the former; but a group consisting of dissimilar elements tended to assimilate them.
Furthermore, many Provençal vowels andconsonants had no equivalents in Latin; for these we find a great variety of representations.
The groups of two consonantswill be treated in alphabetical order.
The primary symbols or combinations of vowels and consonants number about four hundred and fifty.
The consonants are not pronounced aloud, but have precisely the same sound as in reading English.
As the influence of the juxtaposition of consonants to vowels, and their modifications from such contact, are well known, there is little or no difficulty in arriving readily at the sounds intended by the translator to be conveyed.
If, therefore, a singer wishes his words to carry to the end of the hall he must needs exaggerate his consonants to allow for this loss in transit: the vowels will look after themselves.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "consonants" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.