Lexember 29: Consonant

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The Kharulian word for a consonant letter or sound is sagazdará [sa.ɡəz.dəˈra], literally “that is rough”. Unlike the case with vowels, written consonants normally correspond one-to-one with spoken consonants, though which consonant phoneme is read for a given consonant letter isn’t fully predictable. For example, the word sagazdará is spelled s-k-s-t-r-a; the fact that the letters in the root k-s-t are pronounced /ɡ/, /z/, and /d/ (i.e. all voiced) isn’t evident from the written form, or even from their environment in the spoken form.

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