Continuant

Continuant

[kuhn-tin-yoo-uhnt]

A continuant is a sound produced with an incomplete closure of the vocal tract. That is, any sound except a stop (plosive or nasal). An affricate is considered to be a complex segment, composed of both a stop and a continuant.

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