The word 'consonant' has been derived from the greek word ' consonautem', which means the sound produced with the help of some other sound (vowel) a consonant is usually described, taking into account whether it is voiceless or voiced, its place of articulation and its manner of articulation.
Publisher's summary this superb introduction to phonetics, with its accompanying cd, is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the sounds of languages peter ladefoged, one of the world's leading phoneticians, describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages. The word “consonant” also has a latin root, con sonare, which means “with sound” there aren’t any words in the english language that have all five vowels in a row without any consonants in between there is one word that has five vowels, with a repeated a, in a row: rousseauian.
There are, of course, other differences between vowels and consonants for instance, in english you can have vowels that are entire words, such as “a” or “i” you won’t see a consonant that is a word by itself, however words in english need vowels to break up the sounds that consonants make.
The english vowel system is complex, and almost every learner of english has trouble with at least a few of the vowels the vowel system is the most difficult part of figuring out how to pronounce new words.
Hindi alphabets, also known as aksharmala or varnamala, consist of 13 vowels and 36 consonants this worksheet offers an overview of the vowels keep it handy as you complete our introduction to hindi vowels and consonants series. Types of articles they are of 2 types definite articles they are used to tell about specific person, place or thing indefinite articles they are used to tell about something general difference i saw a cow the cow was of black colour (in first line, we are talking about any one cow, not a specific cow.
An introduction to hindi consonants: pa, pha, ba, bha, ma worksheet in this worksheet, we'll be learning to write and pronounce consonants pa, pha, ba, bha, and ma.