What does pre-stopped consonant mean?

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  1. Pre-stopped consonant

    In linguistics, pre-stopping, also known as pre-occlusion or pre-plosion, is a phonological process involving the historical or allophonic insertion of a very short stop consonant before a sonorant, such as a short [d] before a nasal [n] or a lateral [l]. The resulting sounds ([ᵈn, ᵈl]) are called pre-stopped consonants, or sometimes pre-ploded or (in Celtic linguistics) pre-occluded consonants, although technically [n] may be considered an occlusive/stop without the pre-occlusion. A pre-stopped consonant behaves phonologically as a single consonant. That is, like affricates and trilled affricates, the reasons for considering these sequences to be single consonants lies primarily in their behavior. Phonetically they are similar or equivalent to stops with a nasal or lateral release.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pre-stopped consonant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pre-stopped consonant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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