Talk:Sonorant

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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?[edit]

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. 76.88.68.174 (talk) 08:38, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Er, I wasn't logged in. Darekun (talk) 09:03, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
The class of sounds that description is referring to is continuants. --Trɔpʏliʊmblah 21:16, 2 June 2009 (UTC)