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a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
plosive speech sound
consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
a stop consonant that is produced with the lips
a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
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