What are consonants?

Some articles on consonants, consonant:

Western Desert Language - Language - Phonology - Consonants
... Peripheral Laminal Apical Bilabial Velar Palatal Alveolar Retroflex Stop p k tj t rt Nasal m ng ny n rn Trill rr Lateral ly l rl Approximant w y r As shown in the chart, the WDL distinguishes five positions of articulation, and has oral and nasal occlusives at each position ... The stops have no phonemic voice distinction, but display voiced and unvoiced allophones stops are usually unvoiced at the beginning of a word, and voiced elsewhere ...
Saterland Frisian Language - Phonetics and Phonology - Consonants
... realised unvoiced in the syllable coda and before an unvoiced consonant ... skräive (I scream) Realised voicelessly before voiceless consonants du skräifst (you scream) s säike (to seek), zuuzje (to sough) Voiced in the syllable onset is unusual for Frisian dialects and also rare in ... Other consonants Grapheme Phoneme Example Notes m Moud (courage) n näi (new) ng sjunge (to sing) j Jader (udder) l Lound (land) r Roage (rye) Traditionally a rolled ...
Russian Phonetics - Consonants
... tongue is raised during and after the articulation of the consonant ... Consonant phonemes of Russian Labial Dental Alveolar Post- alveolar/ Palatal Velar Nasal m mʲ n nʲ Stop p b pʲ bʲ t d tʲ dʲ k ɡ kʲ ɡʲ Affricate t͡s (t͡sʲ) t͡ɕ Fricative f v f ... There is a marked tendency of Russian hard consonants to be velarized, though this is a subject of some academic dispute ...
Proto-Slavic - Historical Development - Regressive Palatalizations
... As an extension of the system of syllable synharmony, velar consonants were palatalized to postalveolar consonants before front vowels (*i, *ĭ, *e, *ę) and *j *k → *č *g → *ž → ) *x ... *s and *z palatalized to š and ž, respectively, before palatal consonants (*j, *č, ž) ... Polish) both *ou and *eu became *u, and back vowels became front vowels after palatal consonants (including *j) ...
Proto-Slavic - Historical Development - Syllabic Synharmony
... in which an arrangement of phonemes in a syllable (from lower to higher sonority) led to final consonants being deleted, consonant clusters being ... Thus syllables (rather than just the consonant or the vowel) were distinguished as either "soft" or "hard" most consonants having developed palatalized ...