preconsonantal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pre- +‎ consonant +‎ -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹi.kɒn.səˈnæn.təl/

Adjective[edit]

preconsonantal ‎(not comparable)

  1. Immediately preceding a consonant or consonant sound.
    • 2005, José Ignacio Hualde, The Sounds of Spanish, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-54538-9, page 28:
      Thus, whereas practically all Caribbean speakers [of Spanish] aspirate preconsonantal and word-final /s/ [pronouncing it as [h]] to a certain extent (except, perhaps, for some radio announcers), this is a highly variable process and the highest indices of aspiration and deletion of /s/ are found in the most colloquial styles.

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