Talk:Interdental consonant

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Difference with Dental consonant[edit]

Can someone who knows contrast this with dental consonant? I don't understand the difference. --Doradus 18:25, Dec 20, 2004 (UTC)

The reason for your confusion is that the first sentence of the article seems to be wrong, and the second sentence is hard to read. L&M in SOWL, p.20, write, “The tongue more commonly contacts the back of the teeth, but the tip may also project between the teeth so that the blade makes contact with the underside of the upper teeth. The special term for this articulation is interdental.” Perhaps the first paragraph should read something like, “Interdental consonants are produced by slightly projecting the tip of the tongue between the teeth, so that the top surface touches the underside of the upper teeth. (Dental consonants are articulated with the tongue touching the back of the upper incisors.)” Cite SOWL, p.20. I would make this change myself, but I know almost nothing about the subject, and maybe I am dead wrong here. — Solo Owl (talk) 02:47, 13 January 2011 (UTC)