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Complex words, affixes, rhythm, elision - definitions

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Complex words - are of two major types: words made from a basic stem word with the addiction of an affix, and compound words, which are made of two (or occasionally more) independent English words (e.g. “ice-cream”, “armchair”). Affixes - are of two sorts in English: prefixes, which come before the...

Fricatives - definition and characteristics

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Fricatives -definition and characteristics Fricatives - are consonants with the characteristic that when they are produced, air escapes through a small passage and makes a hissing sound. All languages have fricatives, probably always including something like s. Fricatives are continuant consonants...

Plosive consonant - definition and characteristics

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Plosive consonant - definition and characteristics Plosive - is a consonant produced when one articulator is moved against another, or two articulators are moved against each other, so as to form a stricture that allows no air to escape from the vocal tract. English has six plosive consonants: p, t...