Voicing

Voicing is one of the three distinctive features of consonants. This blog post will explain the difference types, used in English, and list the English consonants that occur in both sections.

Voicing (phonation) of a consonant is the indication of whether the vocal cords vibrate or not when a sound is produced.

Voiced = voiced consonants happen when the vocal cords vibrate.

  • /b/
  • /m/
  • /w/
  • /v/
  • /ð/
  • /d/
  • /z/
  • /n/
  • /l/
  • /g/
  • /j/
  • /η/
  • /ɹ/
  • /ʒ/
  • /dʒ/

 

Voiceless = voiceless consonants happen when the vocal cords do not vibrate.

  • /p/
  • /ʍ/
  • /f/
  • /θ/
  • /t/
  • /s/
  • /∫/
  • /k/
  • /h/
  • /t∫/
  • /ʔ/
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