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Sonorous, the ability of a metal to 'ring' when dropped or struck with a hammer.
Is a tap really a sonorant?
The page says that "a sound is sonorant if it can be voiced continuously at the same pitch." But it also lists taps as sonorants. How can a tap be voiced continuously? I don't think this makes sense.
Fricatives can also be voiced continuously at the same pitch, and are important to exclude from sonorants. It looks like Dog.o.matic's "more accessible definition" is simply false. I'll try to fix it, but I'm not so good with "accessible", so this is a stopgap. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 08:38, 1 February 2008 (UTC)