double consonant


double consonant
noun
1. : a consonant letter occurring twice in succession in a word (as nn in tunnel)
2.
a. : an acoustic impression apprehended or functioning as two consonants, produced by prolonging an articulation (as of \\s\\ in bus seat), by repeating an articulation (as of \\r\\ in Spanish parra, or by prolonging the interval between successive components of an articulation (as between the occlusion and the release of \\t\\ in coattail)
b. : a consonant produced by a simultaneous double articulation (as a \\p\\ pronounced with release of both lips and glottis)
c. : two different consonant sounds occurring in succession (as \\mp\\ in stamp)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • double — [dub′əl] adj. [ME < OFr < L duplus, lit., twofold (akin to Gr diploos) < duo, TWO + plus < IE * plo , fold < base * pel , to FOLD1] 1. two combined; twofold; duplex 2. having two layers; folded in two 3. having two of one kind;… …   English World dictionary

  • consonant — I adj. (formal) consonant to, with II n. 1) to articulate, pronounce a consonant 2) a dental; double, geminate; final; guttural; hard; labial; liquid; soft; unvoiced; velar; voiced consonant 3) (misc.) a consonant cluster * * * [ kɒnsənənt]… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Double-marking language — Linguistics …   Wikipedia

  • Double articulation — Not to be confused with Coarticulation. In linguistics, the term double articulation or duality of patterning refers to the way in which the stream of speech can be divided into meaningful signs, which can be further subdivided into meaningless… …   Wikipedia

  • Doubly articulated consonant — Doubly articulated consonants are consonants with two simultaneous primary places of articulation of the same manner (both plosive, or both nasal, etc.). They are a subset of co articulated consonants. They are to be distinguished from co… …   Wikipedia

  • Click consonant — Manners of articulation Obstruent Plosive (occlusive) Affricate Fricative Sibilant Sonorant Nasal Flap/Tap Approximant …   Wikipedia

  • Stop consonant — A stop, plosive, or occlusive is a consonant sound produced by stopping the airflow in the vocal tract. The terms plosive and stop are usually used interchangeably, but they are not perfect synonyms. Plosives are stops with a pulmonic egressive… …   Wikipedia

  • Hangul consonant and vowel tables — The following are tables on the jamo of Hangul consonants and vowels, with the original forms in blue at the first row, and their derivatives (in form and having additional sounds) in the following rows. They are separated into tables of initials …   Wikipedia

  • Approximant consonant — Approximants are speech sounds (phonemes) that could be regarded as intermediate between vowels and typical consonants. In the articulation of approximants, articulatory organs produce a narrowing of the vocal tract, but leave enough space for… …   Wikipedia

  • Inuit phonology — This article makes reference primarily to the Inuktitut dialects of Canada, although it provides some discussion of other dialects. Following standard notation, phonemes are written between two slashes, e.g. /p/ ; and phonetic transcriptions are… …   Wikipedia