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Lexicographically close words:
consonance; consonances; consonancy; consonant; consonantal; consort; consorted; consorting; consortium; consorts
  1. 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.

  2. Final consonants are suppressed in all forms of expression: accordingly cantar is written KATA ca ta; barba, BABA ba ba.

  3. 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.

  4. Consonants that appear double to the eye are common enough.

  5. In Latin, the length of the syllable is determined by the length of the vowels and consonants combined.

  6. 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.

  7. For example, in Arabic the three consonants k-t-l (katl) represent the abstract notion of the act of killing.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. But the relative importance of vowels and consonants is very different in different classes of language.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Go on with the other letters in the same way: shew them the vowels after the consonants and analyze each one.

  15. We then by the same means marked the distinction between vowels and consonants with a tune that was longer and rather more difficult.

  16. Yet this inability to combine consonants with one another is, perhaps, the rule rather than the exception in language.

  17. 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.

  18. Double consonants followed by a vowel must be pronounced really double, as in Italian.

  19. The kind of assonance avoided was identity of final sounded consonants in successive words, e.

  20. 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.

  21. Their vowels, and initial and final consonants were so varied within a single series as to eliminate phonetic aids, viz.

  22. If we do so in speaking, surely we may lop off the many vowels and the consonants and speak, conversationally--on several tones.

  23. Attend to the consonants and the vowels will take care of themselves.

  24. The articulation of the other consonants supposes motions more complicated.

  25. The first consonants which children pronounce are those which require the least motion in the organs.

  26. How do we treat two or three consonants capable of beginning a syllable?

  27. When two or three consonants capable of beginning a syllable come between two sounded vowels one may be joined to the preceding vowel.

  28. When two or three consonants capable of beginning a syllable come between two sounded vowels they may all be joined to the following vowel.

  29. How do we treat two or three consonants capable of ending a syllable?

  30. It consists of a vowel alone or accompanied by one or more consonants and separated by them, or by a pause, from a preceding or following vowel.

  31. III When two consonants meet between vowels, and the syllable ends on one consonant, the division may properly be made between the consonants, the pronunciation determining the place of division.

  32. The Consonants are pronounced as in English, with the following exceptions:-- C pronounced tso like ts in pits, Tsar.

  33. C and J are the only consonants which have a different sound than in English.

  34. The true and radical analysis carries us back in both cases to the Primitive Individual Sounds, the Vowels and Consonants of which Language is composed.

  35. He first completes the analysis of Language, by going down and back to the Phonetic Elements, the ulterior roots, the Vowels and Consonants of Language.

  36. The consonants were reproduced but the reader was forced to guess at the vowels.

  37. The word becomes perfectly easy to sing if vowels and consonants are properly produced.

  38. Take the first vowel, A; it can be preceded by all the consonants of the alphabet one after another, then each vowel in turn can be treated in the same way.

  39. Careful of your consonants there, they are not distinct; let them be clearer, but don't make them over distinct.

  40. Griffith uses each vowel in turn, preceded by all the consonants of the alphabet, one after another.

  41. Thus, if the pith ball is charged negatively and the numbers 1 to 9 are marked on a narrow board and the vowels and consonants are marked on another board, it will be found--still according to Dr.

  42. Abrams deduces that “even numbers and vowels are female and odd numbers and consonants are male.

  43. The consonants and vowels are the gesture of the buccal apparatus, and gesture, properly so called, is the product of the myological apparatus.

  44. We might beat time for the pronunciation of the consonants as for the notes of music.

  45. The value of consonants may vary in the pronunciation according to their valuation by the speakers.

  46. Still there might be other radical consonants in the same word.

  47. Every language is composed of consonants and vowels.

  48. The length of initial vowels depends upon the value of the initial consonants which they precede.

  49. Besides reproducing the tone of this voice, these are the musical consonants par excellence.

  50. These consonants and vowels are gestures.

  51. Pali is a sonorous and harmonious language which avoids combinations of consonants and several difficult sounds found in Sanskrit.

  52. The language of the canon is a variety of Prakrit[280], fairly ancient though more modern than Pali, and remarkable for its habit of omitting or softening consonants coming between two vowels, e.

  53. Differences in accentuation and in the environment of vowels or consonants regularly developed different stems in different parts of some verbs.

  54. L became u before the dental consonants d, s, t in most of the dialects.

  55. 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.

  56. Furthermore, many Provençal vowels and consonants had no equivalents in Latin; for these we find a great variety of representations.

  57. The groups of two consonants will be treated in alphabetical order.

  58. The primary symbols or combinations of vowels and consonants number about four hundred and fifty.

  59. The consonants are not pronounced aloud, but have precisely the same sound as in reading English.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.