What are consonants?

Some articles on consonants, consonant:

Russian Phonetics - Consonants
... 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 (t͡sʲ) t ... There is a marked tendency of Russian hard consonants to be velarized, though this is a subject of some academic dispute ...
Saterland Frisian Language - Phonetics and Phonology - Consonants
... in the syllable coda and before an unvoiced consonant ... v iek skräive (I scream) Realised voicelessly before voiceless consonants du skräifst (you scream) s säike (to seek), zuuzje (to sough) Voiced in the syllable ... Other consonants Grapheme Phoneme Example Notes m Moud (courage) n näi (new) ng sjunge (to sing) j Jader (udder) l Lound (land) r Roage (rye) Traditionally a rolled or simple alveolar in onsets and between ...
Proto-Slavic - Historical Development - Syllabic Synharmony
... of phonemes in a syllable (from lower to higher sonority) led to final consonants being deleted, consonant clusters being simplified (either by deletion or epenthesis), diphthongs being ... Thus syllables (rather than just the consonant or the vowel) were distinguished as either "soft" or "hard" most consonants having developed palatalized allophones in soft ...
Western Desert Language - Language - Phonology - Consonants
... Peripheral Laminal Apical Bilabial Velar Palatal Alveolar Retroflex Stop p k tj t rt Nasal m ng ny n rn Trill rr Lateral ly l rl Approximant w y r As shown in the chart, the WDL distinguishes five positions of articulation, and has oral and nasal occlusives at each position ... The stops have no phonemic voice distinction, but display voiced and unvoiced allophones stops are usually unvoiced at the beginning of a word, and voiced elsewhere ...
Proto-Slavic - Historical Development - Regressive Palatalizations
... As an extension 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 ... to š and ž, respectively, before palatal consonants (*j, *č, ž) ... modern Polish) both *ou and *eu became *u, and back vowels became front vowels after palatal consonants (including *j) ...