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  New consonant music - Contemporary composers and performers
For the new consonant composers, the problem of the kind of language is not a problem.
The point is that their music is understood by both performers and audience.
The term 'consonant' is relative to the music itselve, not to its atomic elements.
www.newconsonantmusic.com   (607 words)

  
  Consonant information - Search.com
A consonant is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by a closure or stricture of the vocal tract sufficient to cause audible turbulence.
The word consonant comes from Latin and means "sounding with" or "sounding together," the idea being that consonants don't sound on their own, but occur only with a nearby vowel, which is the case in Latin.
Consonant letters in the English alphabet are B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Z, and usually Y: The letter Y stands for the consonant [j] in "yoke" but for the vowel [ɪ] in "myth", for example.
www.search.com /reference/Consonant   (765 words)

  
  Consonant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A consonant is a sound in spoken language that is characterized by a closure or stricture of the vocal tract sufficient to cause audible turbulence.
The word consonant comes from Latin and means "sounding with" or "sounding together", the idea being that consonants don't sound on their own, but only occur with a nearby vowel, which is the case in Latin.
Consonant letters in the English alphabet are B, C, D, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, X, Z, and usually Y: The letter Y stands for the consonant [j] in "yoke" but for the vowel [ɪ] in "myth", for example.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Consonant   (703 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Dental consonant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Glottal consonants are consonants articulated with the glottis.
Glottal Glottal consonants are consonants articulated with the glottis.
Postalveolar (or palato-alveolar) consonants are consonants articulated with the tip of the tongue between the alveolar ridge (the place of articulation for alveolar consonants) and the palate (the place of articulation for palatal consonants).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/dental-consonant   (1495 words)

  
 Consonant cluster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In linguistics, a consonant cluster is a group of consonants which have no intervening vowel.
It is extremely difficult to accurately classify which of these consonants may be acting as the syllable nucleus, and these languages challenge classical notions of exactly what constitutes a syllable.
Consonant clusters occurring in loanwords do not necessarily follow the cluster limits set by the borrowing language's phonotactics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Consonant_cluster   (540 words)

  
 Ejective consonant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ejective consonants are a class of consonants which may contrast with aspirated or tenuis consonants in a language.
Ejectives are voiceless consonants that are pronounced with simultaneous closure of the glottis.
The vast majority of ejective consonants noted in the world's languages consists of plosives or affricates, and all ejective consonants are obstruents.
en2.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ejective_consonant   (526 words)

  
 Alveolo-palatal consonant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In phonetics, alveolo-palatal (or alveopalatal) consonants are palatalized postalveolar fricatives, articulated with the blade of the tongue behind the alveolar ridge, and the body of the tongue raised toward the palate.
They are similar to palato-alveolar and retroflex fricatives, but are laminal rather than apical or sub-apical as the retroflex fricatives are, and are more fully palatalized than the "domed" palato-alveolar fricatives are.
Alveolo-palatal consonants can be found in Chinese languages such as Mandarin, Hakka, and Wu, as well as Abkhaz, Polish, Ubykh, Japanese, Korean, and Kinnauri.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alveolo-palatal_consonant   (188 words)

  
 Fricative consonant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The fricatives were produced in a vowel- consonant context with...
Fricative consonants are produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together (e.g.
This turbulent airflow is called "frication." A particular subset of fricatives are the sibilants (sometimes referred to as stridents).
hallencyclopedia.com /Fricative_consonant   (450 words)

  
 Search Results for consonant - Encyclopædia Britannica
The following consonant sounds are generally posited for the early stages of Uralic: *p, *t, *c (pronounced as the ch in chip), *k, *s, *š; (pronounced as the sh in ship), *ð (pronounced as the th in...
The alternation of consonants known as consonant gradation (or lenition) is sometimes thought to be of Uralic origin.
Voiced consonants such as nasals and laterals also have specific vocal tract shapes that are characterized by the frequencies of the formants.
www.britannica.com /search?query=consonant&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (472 words)

  
 Music | Consonant come of age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Consonant (Fenway Recordings) boasts the first music written by former (current?) Mission of Burma bassist Clint Conley in more than 15 years, and the suggestion of the image is hard to miss: after a long absence, his Muse has returned.
What’s surprising about Consonant is that, unlike the fading remains on the floor, Conley’s songs don’t strike you as in need of a polish.
For Consonant, he has enlisted the talents of three younger, top-drawer players: guitarist Chris Brokaw, formerly of Come and currently of the New Year; drummer Matt Kadane, formerly of Bedhead and also a New Year member; and bassist Winston Braman, of Fuzzy.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/music/cellars/documents/02266736.htm   (1734 words)

  
 introduction to indic scripts
In a consonant cluster a vowel sign that appears to the left may need to be displayed to the left of the whole consonant cluster, not just the preceding character.
Similarly, the symbol for the consonant RA may be rendered as a diacritic at the far right of a syllable involving a consonant cluster that it logically begins.
Consonant clusters are invariably indicated in a sequence of Unicode characters by the presence of a VIRAMA character, whether or not the glyph for the virama will be visible on display.
people.w3.org /rishida/scripts/indic-overview   (6218 words)

  
 Acoustic consonant reduction
As the perception of place and manner of articulation for consonants also depends on the transition between vowels and consonants, consonants might additionally be perceived differently due to changes in the neighbouring vowel segments alone.
For the consonant sonorants, the center of gravity is dominated by the damping of the higher frequencies due to their closed articulation.
The decrease in duration of consonants is such that the relative duration, as a fraction of total VCV segment duration, remains unchanged (not shown).
fonsg3.let.uva.nl /Proceedings/Proceedings_19/ConsonantRed_RvS/Consonantreduction.html   (3275 words)

  
 TARA Labs Consonant Alloy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Consonant Alloy is a proprietary blend of elements chosen for their conductive strengths and compatibility.
The word "Consonant" means "blended together in a Harmanious way." This very accurately describes the relationship of the elements that make up Consonant Alloy, and is a partial explanation for its success as a conductor material.
Consonant Alloy is currently in use in TARA Labs' top of the line Rectangular Solid Core products: RSC Master Generation 2 and Decade speaker cable, interconnect, digital cables and power cords.
www.sonic.net /soundscape/papers/consal.html   (609 words)

  
 Flap consonant - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
In phonetics, a flap or tap is a type of consonantal sound, which is produced with a single contraction of the muscles so that one articulator is thrown against another.
The main difference between a flap and a stop consonant is that in a flap, there is no buildup of air pressure behind the place of articulation, and consequently no release burst.
The flap and tap consonants identified by the International Phonetic Alphabet are:
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Flap_consonant   (626 words)

  
 Affricate consonant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Affricate consonants begin like stops (most often an alveolar, such as [t] or [d]), but release as a fricative such as [s] or [z] (or, in a couple of languages, into a fricative trill) rather than directly into the following vowel.
Worldwide, only a few languages have affricates in these positions, even though the corresponding stop consonants are virtually universal.
Also less common are alveolar affricates where the fricative is lateral, such as the [tɬ] sound found in Nahuatl and Totonac.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Affricate   (915 words)

  
 TonalityGUIDE: DefinitionBANK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
One of the founding principles of tonality is the idea of consonance and dissonance.
A consonant interval could therefore be described as stable - it does not feel like it needs to resolve.
Consonances are sometimes described as being inherently more pleasant to the ear and dissonances as less pleasant.
www.tonalityguide.com /definition.php?whichdefinition=defdisscon   (210 words)

  
 Sample Chapter -- Cognitive Dissonance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Two cognitions are consonant if one follows from the other, and they are dissonant if the obverse (opposite) of one cognition follows from the other.
The magnitude of dissonance between one cognitive element and the remainder of the person's cognitions depends on the number and importance of cognitions that are consonant and dissonant with the one in question.
Holding the number and importance of consonant cognitions constant, as the number or importance of dissonant cognitions increases, the magnitude of dissonance increases.
www.apa.org /books/4318830s.html   (5504 words)

  
 CONSONANT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The word consonant comes from Latin meaning "sounding with" or "sounding together", the idea being that consonants don't sound on their own, but only occur with a nearby vowel, although this conception of consonants does not reflect a modern linguistic understanding of consonants, which defines consonants in terms of vocal tract constrictions.
Since the number of consonants in the world's languages is much greater than the number of consonant letters in most alphabets, linguists have devised systems such as the International Phonetic Alphabet to assign a unique symbol to each possible consonant.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/co/Consonant.htm   (527 words)

  
 consonant --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Consonants are usually classified according to place of articulation (the location of the stricture made in the vocal tract, such as dental, bilabial, or…;
Consonants are usually classified according to place of articulation (the location of the stricture made in the vocal tract, such as dental, bilabial,...
The term consonance refers to the recurrence or repetition of identical or similar consonants in the middle or at the ends of two or more syllables, words, or other units of composition when the accompanying vowel sounds are not similar.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9025955   (643 words)

  
 Consonant - Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
So in 1997 he founded Consonant with his partner - and together they built a solid business providing a range of services to small and medium business as well as local and federal government.
Known for its strong business principles, Consonant's name has spread purely by word of mouth; from the happy clients of today to the clients of tomorrow.
For the record, Consonant means 'harmonious', both in the sense that our solutions are harmonious with your business needs; and in the context of us building harmonious relationships with our clients.
consonant.com.au /history.asp   (438 words)

  
 Consonant - s/t (Fenway)
The natural assumption is that Conley will get back on that rusty old bike and wobble around, looking slightly foolish but doing enough right to give a warm and fuzzy tingle to those looking to recall the good old days when they first heard Burma.
Consonant debut album is everything you would ever want from a rock and roll record.
Clearly, Consonant is more of a pop band than Mission of Burma ever was.
www.fakejazz.com /reviews/2002/consonant.shtml   (621 words)

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