Translation of continuant in Spanish:

continuant

sonido continuo, n.

Pronunciation: /kənˈtɪnjuənt//kənˈtɪnjʊənt/

noun

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    sonido continuo masculine
    • The sound /r/ may be either an alveolar continuant or an alveolar tap that is particularly distinct initially (rabbit, run), after stops and fricatives (breathe, grass, three), and between vowels (carry, ferry).
    • The Hebrew-Yiddish /ch/ is a fricative, a continuant (like [s]).
    • Continuants are formed with a vocal tract configuration allowing the airstream to flow through the midsaggital region of the oral tract: stops are produced with a sustained occlusion in this region.
    • You can stretch continuants like /f/ and hold them until you run out of air.