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    What is a sibilant ? it is like a plosive sound like 's'? or it's something else ?

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    See here Sibilant consonant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    A sibilant is a type of fricative or affricate consonant, made by directing a jet of air through a narrow channel in the vocal tract towards the sharp edge of the teeth.

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    Thanks soup..

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    Interestingly, in the TV show "Chicago Hope" several years ago the character played by Adam Arkin addresses the fact that he speaks with a "sibilant 's'" which some consider to be a slight speech impediment, not unlike a lisp.

    If you listen to American radio commentator Sean Hannity sometimes you will pick up on his sibilant 's' as well. If you do a Google search for this phrase you will find some interesting articles.

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    Thanks ......

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    Default Re: what is a sibilant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon fairy21 View Post
    it is like a plosive sound like 's'?
    /s/ is not plosive as far as I know It's fricative.

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