Definition of sonorant in English:
A sound produced with the vocal cords so positioned that spontaneous voicing is possible; a vowel, a glide, or a liquid or nasal consonant.
- She also found a sex-linked effect with initial sonorants vs. obstruents: obstruents were hotter on males, sonorants on females, though only the female effect was significant.
- Voiced obstruents can stand only before vowels, sonorants and voiced obstruents in the same word.
- If there were minimal pairs, we would have to conclude that voiced and voiceless sonorants are separate phonemes.
Definition of sonorant in:
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