- The Hebrew-Yiddish /ch/ is a fricative, a continuant (like [s]).
- The sound /r/ may be either an alveolar continuant or an alveolar tap that is particularly distinct initially (rabbit, run), after stops and fricatives (breathe, grass, three), and between vowels (carry, ferry).
- Continuants are formed with a vocal tract configuration allowing the airstream to flow through the midsaggital region of the oral tract: stops are produced with a sustained occlusion in this region.
- Self-consciousness arises with the identification of other visuo-tactual continuants as resembling the central body in being the sources of signs.
- Again, this seems reasonable and not unduly ad hoc, inasmuch as it incorporates the strong pre-theoretical intuition that substances are continuants rather than events.
- He aptly describes the physical objects we seem to ourselves, and take ourselves, to perceive as ‘visuo-tactual continuants '.
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- She had heard about a process called continuant movement that a teacher had done with people who had spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
- Continuant consonants are fricatives and liquids; i.e., just about everything except nasals, stops and affricates.
- The ordinary everyday notion of a continuant individual substance is in its own humble terms all right as it is.
early 17th century (as an adjective in the general sense 'continuing'): from French, from continuer, reinforced by Latin continuant- 'continuing', from the verb continuare, from continuus (see continuous). Current senses date from the 19th century.
Definition of continuant in:
- The US English dictionary