Khwarshi has 66 consonants:
It is not clear whether /tʷ/ is present in Khwarshi or not, as Zaira Khalilova does not include it in her chart of consonants, but nevertheless provides a minimal pair indicating there is a distinction between /t/ and /tʷ/: /eta/ "touch" and /etʷa/ "fly". Therefore it is shown in parentheses in the chart above.
All the consonants can be found in native vocabulary, but some of them are however more rare than others, and some are mostly found in loanwords, such as /ʕ/ which almost only occur in loanwords of Arabic origin. Another example is /x/, found only in loanwords of Avar origin.
The palatalized consonant and all the pharyngealized consonants are not found in Khwarshi Proper, but can be found in all the other dialects. Consider for instance the Khwarshi Proper word /χililːu/ "drunk", which in the other dialects is /χˤilʲilʲːu/.
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... meaning the center of the tongue is raised during and after the articulation of the consonant ... Consonant phonemes of Russian Labial Dental Alveolar Post- alveolar/ Palatal Velar Nasal m mʲ n nʲ Stop p b pʲ bʲ t d tʲ dʲ k ɡ kʲ ɡʲ Affricate t͡s (t͡s ... There is a marked tendency of Russian hard consonants to be velarized, though this is a subject of some academic dispute ...
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... of the system of syllable synharmony, velar consonants were palatalized to postalveolar consonants before front vowels (*i, *ĭ, *e, *ę) and *j *k → *č *g → *ž → ) *x → *š This was the first regressive ... *s and *z palatalized to š and ž, respectively, before palatal consonants (*j, *č, ž) ... *u, and back vowels became front vowels after palatal consonants (including *j) ...