Consonant Clusters

This refers to when two or more consonants occur together in a word without a vowel between them. E.g. street, slump etc. It can be found at the beginning (initial) middle (media) or end (final) of words, In many Nigerian languages, there are no consonant clusters, but in English, there may be an initial cluster […]

This refers to when two or more consonants occur together in a word without a vowel between them. E.g. street, slump etc. It can be found at the beginning (initial) middle (media) or end (final) of words,

In many Nigerian languages, there are no consonant clusters, but in English, there may be an initial cluster of two, three or four consonants in a word without an intervening vowel.

Two consonant sounds in initial position: examples are bride, dwell, crime, flame, spice, play, crop etc.

Crust                     /krᴧst/                                                  trickle                    /trikl/

 

Stay                       /stei/                                                     cradle                    /greit/

 

Scheme                /ski:m/                                                 graph                    /grᴂf/

 

Fruit                       /fru:t/                                                   prince                   /prins/

 

Tree                       /tri:/                                                      drop                      /drↄp/

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